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Ethical codes of conduct for research related to indigenous peoples and local communities – core principles, challenges and opportunities

Tunon, Håkan and Kvarnström, Marie and Lerner, Henrik (2016). Ethical codes of conduct for research related to indigenous peoples and local communities – core principles, challenges and opportunities. I/In: Ethics in Indigenous research, past experiences - future challenges. Sid./p. 57–80. Samiska studier (7). Umeå: Vaartoe/Centre for Sami Research (CeSam)
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Abstract

Codes and guidelines related to the rights of and respect for Indigenous and local communities and their knowledge have been developed during the last decades. A milestone is the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) where the parties have agreed “to respect, preserve and maintain knowledge, innovations and prac-tices of Indigenous and local communities embodying traditional lifestyles”. This study analyses core ethical principles in 13 codes and guidelines. Of 18 principles listed six were identified as core principles. A discussion on challenges and oppor-tunities in implementing these is made with the reference to the Swedish setting and to a Saami context. The codes are created with good intentions and contribute to raising general ethical awareness. However, in Sweden awareness of the relevant guidelines is low among researchers, in ethical committees of universities as well as in local communities. There is also a risk that the elements in the guidelines will be administrative items to tick off rather than favouring a good working relationship between the research team and the local community.

Authors/Creators:Tunon, Håkan and Kvarnström, Marie and Lerner, Henrik
Title:Ethical codes of conduct for research related to indigenous peoples and local communities – core principles, challenges and opportunities
Series/Journal:Samiska studier (1651-5153)
Year of publishing :2016
Depositing date:16 November 2017
Number:7
Page range:57–80
Number of Pages:24
Place of Publication:Umeå
Publisher:Vaartoe/Centre for Sami Research (CeSam)
ISBN for printed version:978-91-7601-457-8
ISSN:1651-5153
Language:English
Publication Type:Book Chapter
Refereed:No
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:U Auxiliary disciplines > U30 Research methods
X Agricola extesions > X30 Life sciences
X Agricola extesions > X80 Social sciences, humanities and education
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 6 Humanities > 603 Philosophy, Ethics and Religion > Ethics
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 6 Humanities > 605 Other Humanities > Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Other Biological Topics
Agrovoc terms:research methods, ethics, biodiversity, indigenous peoples, local communities, Sweden
Keywords:Forskningsetik, Ursprungsbefolkningar, Samer forskning, Research Moral and ethical aspects
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-4488
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-4488
ID Code:14401
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
VH - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
Department:(NL, NJ) > Swedish Biodiversity Centre
(VH) > Dept. of Animal Environment and Health
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:20 Nov 2017 16:37
Metadata Last Modified:20 Nov 2017 16:37

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