Ethical aspects of data sharing and research participant protections

Michael W Ross, Martin Y. Iguchi, Sangeeta Panicker

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Open access is fast becoming the norm across science. Sharing research data broadly has the potential to accelerate scientific progress, optimize the value of data, and promote scientific integrity. However, data sharing also poses new practical and ethical challenges to the conduct of research with human participants. This article provides an overview of how open access to research data has impacted the core principles of research ethics-respect for persons, beneficence, and justice-and, in turn, how a reinterpretation of these principles translates to procedures for the protection of the rights and wellbeing of human research participants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)138-145
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Psychologist
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2018


  • Data access
  • Data sharing
  • Group harms
  • Research participant protections

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article
  • Review

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