Are you legal and ethical?
Here is a list of online resources and paper-based publications if you want to delve further into the legal and ethical aspects of oral history practice.
British Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics (2014)
British Copyright Council
British Sociological Association statement of ethical practice (2017)
Information Commissioner’s Office (for GDPR and data protection guidance)
Intellectual Property Office (for copyright guidance)
Legislation online (for all government legislation such as the Data Protection Act etc)
Market Research Society code of conduct (2014, updated 2019)
National Archives: general copyright guidance, including Crown copyright
National Archives: archives and data protection law in the UK
National Archives: archive principles and practice: an introduction to archives for non-archivists
National Children’s Bureau: guidelines for research with children and young people (2011)
Open Government Licence
Independent Press Standards Organisation: editors’ code of practice (2019)
UK Data Archive: advice on consent and ethics