Research Ethics

The Department for Cultural and Social Anthropology offers a Research Ethics Screening to all research staff of the Department as well as to all PhD students within the framework of the FÖP (Fakultätsöffentliche Präsentation).

It is designed to encourage researchers to reflect carefully on the ethical aspects of their project before they start collecting data.

To take advantage of the Research Ethics Screening, please complete the online self-assessment tool (see below). Please submit your online self-assessment at least one month before the start of your data collection. Your submission will then be forwarded to the research ethics team based at the Institute to discuss the ethical aspects of your research project. Within four weeks you will receive feedback as to whether you may proceed with your research under the given circumstances or whether a revision or second assessment by the Ethics Committee of the University of Vienna is still necessary.

online self-assessment

The Faculty of Social Sciences has created an online self-assessment tool that researchers are free to use (univie log in required; after logging in please go to "online self-assessment")

The self-assesment uses a department specific questionnaire that has been adapted to ethnographic research.

Review Board

The Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology is represented in the Institutional Review Board of the Faculty of Social Sciences (univie log in required; after logging in please go to "Institutional Review Board") and will provide more information on departmental research ethics soon on this webpage.