Research ethics

The SRA has long been involved in devising and maintaining ethical standards in social research.  Follow these links to find out more about:

Our Ethics Guidelines

How SRA members can use our Ethics consultancy forum

Some of our real-world ethics cases

Another valuable resource is the Market Research Society's Code of practice on their website.

Please also see The Research Ethics Application Database (TREAD)

The New Brunswick Declaration was signed by an international gathering researchers committed to enhancing ethical research practice, and supporting innovative alternatives to the regulation of research ethics that might achieve this end.