Ethics in research is, and should be, a central issue in academia. The view on research ethics is constantly evolving, and requires an ongoing discussion. Such a discussion can also lead to stronger ethics applications through better ethical awareness and reflections, and thus a smoother and faster procedure for an approved ethics application. Since the Swedish Ethical Review Authority does not review student theses, the responsibility lies within the departments (including the supervisors) to ensure that the theses also follow the principles of the Ethics Review Act for good research practice.
Against this background, two seminars will be given via Zoom which will be held in English to include as many as possible: https://umu.zoom.us/j/67510912275?pwd=Q0llUnlWR2hwcW9nRCt2WWFlYnBWdz09
Here we will discuss the question as to how we best guarantee that the student theses follow the principles of the Ethical Review Act for good research practice. The discussion will be partly based on a pilot test with theis PMs with a greater focus than before on research ethical reflections, and an extra review of these PMs regarding research ethics.