Ethical aspects of researchers’ contact with the media

Lunds university Ethics council | publication no 3 | 2020

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Pursuant to the Higher Education Act, the mandate of higher education institutions shall include third stream activities and the provision of information about their activities, as well as ensuring that benefit is derived from their research findings (HEA Chapter 1 Section 2). The importance of researchers communicating their findings is also emphasised in many other contexts. Researchers are encouraged to participate in debates and discussions to ensure that research is reported correctly. Increasingly, the public’s right to be informed of research results is also invoked. Researchers’ contacts with the media play an important role in living up to these demands. 

mars 26, 2021

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