How to implement The Accord: Recommendations
How to assess that evidence is ethical?
How to check if the ‘Evidence Generating Organisation’ (EGO) has acted with integrity?
The key ethical questions to be asked about any research output, scientific finding, evidence-based policy advice or similar are:
WHO did WHAT to WHOM, WHEN, WHERE, HOW and WHY?
AND how were the findings PUBLISHED, DISSEMINATED &/or APPLIED?
AND what were the CONSEQUENCES of the use to which the findings were put? (EVALUATION)
By seeking the answers to these questions, it is possible to make a judgment about how ethically the research/analysis was conducted and if the researchers/analysts/advisors behaved with integrity. We provide you with a Toolbox that covers all of these elements. These are questions that can be asked of any EGO to judge how ethical their work is. We also provide some examples of the Toolbox ‘in use’.