The spirit of this Code of Ethics— and the spirit of our research — is heavily influenced by various forms of participatory research, wherein researchers, community organizers, and community members work as equal partners in the research process and develop deep, trusting relationships that extend beyond the research project. The intent of this Research Code of Ethics is to ensure our research is rigorous, equitable, and just, and to hold HIP staff accountable to the communities and the community organizing groups we conduct research with.
We envision using this document to:
- Introduce community organizing partners to our values as researchers
- Address organizers’ concerns about ethical research practices
- Hold ourselves accountable to conducting ethical, responsible, and engaged research