Researchers propose framework for ethical research communication in the age of information

Since its inception, the internet has fundamentally changed all parts of human society for both good and ill, and medical research is no exception. The fast pace of change enabled by digital technologies means that ethical guidelines may not address all the issues that arise in modern research. To help solve this problem, researchers from Osaka University performed an ethical analysis based on the eight ethical principles for clinical research, and they proposed an ethical framework and practical guidance for communicating with research participants through the internet.
Since its inception, the internet has fundamentally changed all parts of human society for both good and ill, and medical research is no exception. The fast pace of change enabled by digital technologies means that ethical guidelines may not address all the issues that arise in modern research. To help solve this problem, researchers from Osaka University performed an ethical analysis based on the eight ethical principles for clinical research, and they proposed an ethical framework and practical guidance for communicating with research participants through the internet.