Is Your Oral History Legal and Ethical?

8 Useful Web Links

British Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics

British Copyright Council

British Library: code of practice on research ethics

British Sociological Association statement of ethical practice
Statement of Ethical Practice for the British Sociological Association

Crown Copyright

ESDS Qualidata: access and support for qualitative datasets

Information Commissioner’s Office

Intellectual Property Office

Legislation online (Data Protection Act etc)

Market Research Society standards and guidelines

National Archives: general copyright guidance, including Crown copyright

National Children’s Bureau: guidelines for research with children and young people

Open Government Licence

Press Complaints Commission editors’ code of practice
PCC Code of Practice

Timescapes Ethical Knowledge Bank: researchers share their experiences of ethical dilemmas

UK Data Archive: advice on consent and ethics

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Since this advice was written GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) has come into effect in the UK and EU. This has changed some of the advice below and references to Data Protection are now out of date. The OHS is in the process of updating this advice but in the meantime it is important that you supplement it with our new GDPR guidance. November 2018