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Ethics

We wish to engage our faculty and students, both graduate and undergraduate, in considerations of ethical issues which arise primarily in the course of research but also in other areas of our work and study.  The Anthropology Department has devised an Ethical Review Form for Proposed Research (pdf). Submission of this form is required of all student research, undergraduate as well as graduate, whose results will be available in public fora; i.e. either published, delivered orally to a public meeting, presented as a poster session at a public meeting, or otherwise disseminated to a public audience. The purpose behind use of the form is not just procedural, but is intended as a spur to the consideration and integration of ethical issues when constructing, proposing and carrying out research.