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Ethical guidelines for research on networked systems

Many types of interesting research are being done on networked systems, but research ethics in this area can get complicated: how do you learn from data generated by humans without violating their privacy or compromising the value of the data – especially in projects where humans are not the direct subjects of the research but can accidentally be impacted?

New guidelines by Bendert Zevenbergen aim to underpin a meaningful cross-disciplinary conversation between gatekeepers of ethics standards and researchers about the ethical and social impact of technical Internet research projects – helping people think through their work, rather than being a mere box-ticking exercise.  Read all about it here: