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Leadership forum today:

Security and cooperation

Several authority initiatives are looking to revise and develop new frameworks for international research cooperation. But how to create a framework for research that safeguards national security, while still facilitating international collaboration?

This is one of the question that will be discussed at the Leadership forum for research ethics 2022. 

– For FEK, it is important to clarify which values ​​and principles are at stake, and to contribute to creating frameworks that continue to facilitate international cooperation, while safeguarding security considerations, says director of the National Research Ethics Committees Helene Ingierd.

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Animation movie teaches children about research participation

The movie teaches children and young people about their rights as research participants. It was made by the CO:PE project (UiO) in cooperation with the National Research Ethics Committees' project group for training resources. 

Read more and see the movie here


New guidelines for ethical research on human remains

The National Committee for Research Ethics on Human Remains (Human Remains Committee) have revised their guidelines. 

In the revision work, the committee placed particular emphasis on structure and framework, as well as how various factors, such as the Research Ethics Act, open science, Big Data and increased focus on repatriation, affect the guidelines. It has also been a priority to clearly emphasize research ethics as a foundation for good research on human remains.

You can find the guidelines here: Guidelines for Ethical Research on Human Remains

Webinar: aDNA Research and Research Integrity

Norway’s National Committee for Research Ethics on Human Remains, in collaboration with Nordic Network on Human Remains, are hosting a webinar on the field of palaeogenetics and the ethical challenges which rise from the study of ancient human DNA (aDNA), with particular focus on collections and data management.