Ethics and Contract research

Marlena Baber (baber@LUNA.CAS.USF.EDU)
Sun, 5 Mar 1995 09:41:02 -0500

Anthro Course at USF (Tampa) is contract research. I am soliciting input
from those of you who do contract research to answer some of the
following questions:
1. What kinds of ethical issues have you confronted in your
contracted research work?
2. Have you experienced conflicts of codes on multidisciplinary
teams? How have you dealt with them?
3. Which of these areas do you think hold the most potential for
ethical dilemmas - educational reform, SIA and risk perception, work with
business/corporate entities, mental health (from the organizational and
policy point of view), public administration. What are other areas?

We discuss the issues in a round table and think that input from those of
you already "out there" would give depth to our comments and provide
perspective. If you are doing contract research, we would appreciate
your help. Any thoughts you have on the current state of the ethics
discussion in anthropology would also be appreciated. Is a code
necessary? Are sanctions needed to deal with violations of the codes?
Thank you. Ginger Baber