Also within various scientific disciplines different codes are applicable. If you want to know more about ethical codes within specific fields, you find a few of them listed here (not exhaustive):
- (Cyber)security research
The Ethics Committee CIS (Computer and Information Science by faculty EEMCS) has the expertise to ethically assess and advise on (cyber) security-related research. They wrote a policy that gives (security) researchers and students clear guidelines for conducting vulnerability discovery activities during their research and conveys the University's preferences on coordinating with vendors to disclose and mitigate the discovered vulnerabilities.
- Communication Science
Examples of ethical codes within the discipline Communication Science:
From the National Communication Association (NCA) a Code of professional ethics for the Communication Scholar/TeacherEthical
- Internet and social media research
Examples within internet and social media research:
- Ethical Guidelines for internet research published by the National Committee for Research Ethics in the Social Sciences and the Humanities (NESH).
- Internet Research: Ethical Guidelines 3.0 by Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR, Oct 2019)
- 'Social Media Research: A Guide to Ethics' by Townsend & Wallace, University of Aberdeen)
- Developer Agreement of Twitter (part VII 'Other Important Terms')
- Policy note 'Research Involving Social Media Data' by University of Sheffield
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Examples of ethical codes within the discipline Psychology:
- Code of Ethics for Psychologists 2015 of the Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen or “NIP” (Netherlands Institute of Psychologists)
- Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct by American Psychological Organization (APA)
- Several policies and guidelines by the Britisch Psychological Society
An EU Code of Ethics for Socio-Economic Research can be found here
- Ethical and professional standards on Market, Opinion and Social Research and Data Analytics
The ICC/ESOMAR Code
The ICC/ESOMAR International Code on Market, Opinion and Social Research and Data Analytics, which was developed jointly with the ICC (International Chamber of Commerce), sets out global standards for self-regulation for researchers and data analysts and is undersigned by all ESOMAR members
ESOMAR is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes the value of market, opinion and social research and data analytics. They’ve been providing ethical and professional guidance and advocating on behalf of our global membership community for 70 years.
ICC (the International Chamber of Commerce) is the world’s largest business organization with a network of over 6.5 million members in more than 130 countries. ESOMAR is the global voice of the data, research and insights community, speaking on behalf of over 4900 individual professionals and 500 companies who provide or commission data analytics and research in more than 130 countries, all of whom agree to uphold the ICC/ESOMAR International Code.