The IFLA Academic and Research Libraries Section (ARL) Standing Committee held its Research Ethics in an Open Research Environment this June  webinar on 16/17 June, 2022

You’ll be able to access the related video recording here, and the slides presented by the speakers here.


Research ethics guide the production of scholarly inquiry the world over. While there are differences in research standards in different regions of the world, and different perspectives between different groups of people (see Australia’s NHMRC as one example), standards exist, and human subjects rules guide researchers in their work. As we increasingly move to a more open access research environment, there are considerations to tackle as we share research instrumentation, data, and published output.

Join us as we consider these issues with librarians who have already been involved in adapting practices to a new open access environment.


  • Professor Spencer Lilley,  Associate Professor of Information Studies at Victoria University of Wellington School of Information Management Te Herenga Waka Aotearoa, New Zealand. Topic: Using an Indigenous perspective to examine issues of intellectual property, ownership of research data, where it is stored, how this impacts on participation in the research.
  • Rachel Woodbrook, Data Curation Librarian, University of Michigan, United States. Topic: Sharing a new online toolkit to help researchers doing diversity-related research with vulnerable populations to consider sharing de-identified research data and other research artifacts.
  • Su-Nee GOH, Deputy Director and Lead, Open Science and Research Services, NTU Library, Office of Information, Knowledge & Library Services, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Topic: Three lessons learned from her university’s endeavours in supporting data producers in archival and sharing of research data through infrastructures, clarifying the language, and looking into recognition.
  • Zehra Taşkın, Associate Professor, Hacettepe University, Turkey, Open Science Policy Advisor, Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK), Researcher, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland. Topic: Turkey’s national training program for open science, as well as her role as the policy advisor for TUBITAK.

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