UNICEF is committed to ensuring that all research, evaluation and data collection processes undertaken by UNICEF and its partners are ethical. To this end, procedures and guidelines have been created to embed ethical principles and practices in all our evidence generation programmes. UNICEF recognizes the critical importance of children’s voice in evidence generation and is developing tools to support and advocate for ethical evidence generation involving children. We also produce critical thinkpieces on new and emerging ethical issues relating to children and adolescents.
Policies, Procedures, Tools and Guidance
- UNICEF Procedure for Ethical Standards in Research, Evaluation and Data Collection & Analysis
- Ethical Research Involving Children (UNICEF)
Useful external resources
- Ethical Principles, Dilemmas and Risks in Collecting Data on Violence Against Children (CP MERG)
- Ethical Approaches to Gathering Information from Children and Adolescents in International Settings (Population Council)
- A guide to Young Lives research
- WHO ethical and safety recommendations for researching, documenting and monitoring sexual violence in emergencies
- Infants’, Children’s and Young People’s Child Health Research Charter (RCPCH)
- Children and Clinical Research: Nuffield Council on Bioethics.