Ethics and community-based participatory research: perspectives from the field
Health promotion practice
Exploring the importance of ethical issues in the conduct of community-based participatory research (CBPR) continues to be an important topic for researchers and practitioners. This article uses the Beyond Sabor Project, a CBPR project implemented in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, as a case example to discuss ethical issues such as the importance of increasing community involvement in research, ensuring that communities benefit from the research, sharing leadership roles, and sensitive issues regarding data collection and sharing. Thereafter, this article concludes with a brief discussion of six principles that can inform the practice of ethical conduct when implementing CBPR studies. This article also lists additional reading resources on the importance of ethics in the conduct of CBPR.
Bastida, Elena M.; Tseng, Tung-Sung; McKeever, Corliss; and Jack, Leonard, "Ethics and community-based participatory research: perspectives from the field" (2010). School of Public Health Faculty Publications. 217.