Ethical research involving children: international charter and guidance
The OoR’s project on research ethics aims to improve the quality of child research practice presenting an international charter, guidelines and a compendium of documents to support reflective ethical decision-making throughout the research process. These products are targeted at not just first-time researchers working on children’s issues, but also those who are more experienced, as well as development practitioners engaged in research with children, and other members of the child research community, such as policy-makers, funders and ethics’ review bodies. The guidance tool can be applied across the various disciplinary, theoretical, methodological standpoints, and in international research contexts. The compendium will be accompanied by an interactive website, which will aid wider dissemination of the final product and facilitate long-term engagement with the issues among the target audience, including UNICEF staff engaged in research.