Cosmin Munteanu, Heather Molyneaux, Susan O'Donnell
For many HCI researchers, validating their experiment or study protocols from an ethics point of view is a routine operation, an essential step when planning their research. While this formal process varies by country, the underlying principles are universal. For a large amount of HCI researchcontrolled lab-based usability evaluations of a user interfacethe ethics review process is a simple formality: receiving approval from an administrative body responsible for ensuring all research follows sound ethical principles. In Canada, research ethics boards (REBs) exist in all universities and are guided by a formal policy created by the three federal research-funding agencies…
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