The Menlo Report: Ethical Principles Guiding Information and Communication Technology Research

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Erin Kenneally

Elchemy ; Guidewire-Cyence

David Dittrich

University of Washington

Date Written: August 3, 2012

Abstract

This report proposes a framework for ethical guidelines for computer and information security research, based on the principles set forth in the 1979 Belmont Report, a seminal guide for ethical research in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. Despite its age, the Belmont Report’s insightful abstraction renders it a valuable cornerstone for other domains. We describe how the three principles in the Belmont report can be usefully applied in fields related to research about or involving information and communication technology.

Keywords: research ethics, ethics, law, ICT risk

Suggested Citation

Kenneally, Erin E. and Dittrich, David, The Menlo Report: Ethical Principles Guiding Information and Communication Technology Research (August 3, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2445102 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2445102

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