TSRF has developed and collated resources relating to third sector research ethics.
TSRF resources on research ethics
TSRF Guide to applying ethical research principles
This guide meets a need identified by Scotland’s Third Sector Research Forum (TSRF) for a resource to support research active third sector organisations to navigate ethical considerations.
Good practice in sharing research data
This brief 3-page guide is for people who undertake and commission research in the third sector – and are interested in sharing your own or other people’s research data. This guide might also be of interest to academics.
‘Inclusive Growth’ is increasingly being used by government but what does the term mean, and how does it relate to the third sector? These questions are answered in this briefing
Research interview participant information
This is an example of a research interview participant information sheet that has been written by Noreen Grant when she was undertaking her PhD at the University of Highlands and
Research interviewee consent form
This is an example of consent form to obtain consent to participate in a research interview. This was written by Noreen Grant when she was undertaking her PhD at the
TSRF blogs on research ethics
Developing a “fit for purpose” research ethics processes within a large third sector organisation – Samaritans UK
A recent project conducted within Samaritans UK provides some potential pointers and, indeed, suggests that some of the challenges and possibilities of research ethics in the third sector may have wider relevance. View here.
YouthLink Scotland’s Research Ethics Policy.
A example of a policy to ensure YouthLink Scotland conduct research and evaluation ethically and responsibly. View here.
Videos on Research Ethics
The DRILL Ethics Committee – Disability Research on Independent Living and Learning
The DRILL model of ethical approval.
Learning from implementing an institutional ethics review process – Public Health Scotland.
Theory vs Practice in Research Ethics within the Third Sector: some experiences and challenges in the field – National Children’s Bureau.
Presentations developed by the TSRF Steering Group
Data Sharing in the Third Sector – Volunteer Scotland
Presentation on data sharing agreements and good practice. View here.
Developing a Research Ethics Policy – YouthLink Scotland
A walk-through of the TSRF Research Ethics Guide. View here.
Equal Opportunities Monitoring: Challenges and Learning – Children in Scotland
Developing a new approach to Equal Opportunities Monitoring. View here.
Ethical Dilemmas in Practice – Professor Karen McArdle
A discussion on ensuring research practices are ethical. View here.
Ethical Research Dilemmas in Practice: negotiating consent – Dr Jane Cullingworth
A discussion on procedural ethics. View here.
Ethics and Lived Experience Research – The ALLIANCE
My Support My Choice: People’s experiences of self-directed support in Scotland. View here.
Ethics and Safety in Peer-led Research – The Poverty Alliance
A discussion on key questions for researchers around ethics and safety. View here.
Reflexive Researchers – The Poverty Alliance
A discussion on researcher’s contribution to the construction of meanings throughout the research process. View here.
Research ethics at Samaritans: Towards a whole organisation approach – Samaritans
Developing a new approach to research ethics. View here.