Cover of The Research Ethics Magazine no. 2, 2020. Man holding pipette in lab


The Magazine Research Ethics

Anniversary edition – 30 years since the Norwegian National Research Ethics Committees were established

During its 30-year long history, The Norwegian National Research Ethics Committees have dealt with hundreds of cases. For this edition we asked past and present leaders which issues they think have been particularly interesting or important. This article describes one of them.

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When discrimination became a fact

"The study was a game changer which showed that discrimination in working life exists", says researcher Arnfinn H. Midtbøen. But the fictitious job applications that had to be made raised some ethical issues.

Circus freak finally laid to rest

In 2013, a coffin was flown from Norway to Mexico. Several thousand people and a sea of flowers from all over the world welcomed the ‘Ape Woman’, who was finally to be laid to rest.