Ethical decision-making in research: Identifying all competing interests
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- Kalichman, M. SCI ENG ETHICS (2002) 8: 215. doi:10.1007/s11948-002-0021-6
Ethical dilemmas are the result of conflicts between potential benefits or harms for two or more competing interests. Therefore, ethical decision-making implies a responsibility to identify those interests, harms, and benefits. For this purpose, researchers have responsibilities to the research, the subjects of research, other researchers, the institution, society, the environment, and self.