Ethical Guidance for Research with People with Disabilities

As the field of disability research in Ireland expands, it is vital that quality in such research be ensured.

In accordance with its statutory role in relation to disability research, the National Disability Authority offers new ethical guidelines for disability research as a resource to assist the expansion of quality disability research in Ireland.  The guidelines have been drawn up through consideration of best practice internationally alongside a wide process of consultation, in particular consultation with people with disabilities.

These guidelines are designed to be used by those involved in funding, conducting, or managing disability research, most especially that which involves people with disabilities as participants. They do not replace existing general ethical guidelines in social and policy research but supplement them by providing an outline of key issues from a disability perspective.

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