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An ethical approval case study: Adrian Howell's Held
Another area of legislation which can impact on the work of the practitioner-researcher, especially those seeking direct contact with an audience or a collaborator, is ethical clearance.
Conducting research with due regard to the rights of research subjects and others is a fundamental consideration for all researchers. The need to support researchers and provide a structured approach to ethical considerations lies at the heart of research ethics. Each research institution should have one or more nominated Ethics Officers. Together with departments' research support staff, they provide advice and assistance to researchers on ethical issues.
Adrian Howell is an artist and researcher and while working within the University of Glasgow, sought ethical clearance for a number of performance works. Here, Adrian speaks about the ethical aspects of his work and how he went about acquiring ethical approval.
Adrian Howell speaks about performance and seeking ethical approval for his work.
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