A pRoject Ethics Community Consensus Initiative (ARECCI)
ARECCI supports practitioners, agencies and organizations to ensure that ethical risks are identified and mitigated in non-research projects.
The ethical risk to people and their information in non-research projects, such as quality improvement, program evaluation, needs assessment, and knowledge translation, can be as great as those found in research. The ARECCI framework helps project leads address and mitigate these risks.
ARECCI offers training, decision-support tools, and ongoing support to assist project leads and organizations in assessing and mitigating ethical risks. The primary focus of ARECCI is on striking a balance between protecting from ethical harm and generating knowledge from worthwhile projects.
ARECCI has created tools and resources that help individual practitioners and help organizations to build capacity:
- Online decision-support tools
- Training opportunities
- A Second Opinion Review process for projects that are more than minimal risk
Contact ARECCI for help in respecting and protecting people and their information when conducting projects.
For more information:
Don Flaming, PhD, Manager, A Project Ethics Community Consensus Initiative (ARECCI)