Pre-assigment for research ethics (session 8)


Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD), 2016. Data Management Planning. [Updated 2016]. Available:

Aalto University, 2018. Personal data and ethics in research. [Updated 2018]. Available:

Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (TENK), 2012. Responsible conduct of research and procedures for handling allegations of misconduct in Finland. Guidelines of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity. Available:


1.    Does your dissertation project benefit from a data management plan? If so, why? Or why not? Is data management planning a concern of research ethics? If so, why? Or why not?

2.    Do you work with human subjects? If so, draft a preliminary version on how you will inform your research participants (Aalto’s current template is here, folder Privacy Notice for Scientific Research). If you do not work with human subjects, spend more time with question number 3.

3.    Have you already encountered questions or made decisions in your dissertation project that you consider research ethical? If so, what were they and how did you solve them? Where do you think lies the most important research ethical dimensions of your project?   

Should you have trouble accessing the Aalto privacy notice template, please ask it from

This exercise has no minimum or maximum length. Please return your assignment through Moodle in Word format.