Researchers working in conflict settings face a range of potential ethical risks, including access, insecurity, trauma, and concerns over data protection. Ensuring that research undergoes a relevant ethics review process is essential, but often challenging for studies occurring outside of an academic institution. In response, humanitarian organisations, NGOs and other non-academic entities are increasingly setting up their own ethics review boards (ERBs) or committees.
This panel will explore, through practical examples, how ERBs balance academic research standards and field realities and how they manage ethical dilemmas relating to research in conflict settings. The panel will focus on the practical aspects of establishing and implementing ethics review processes. and are looking for exp ..