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TableĀ 3 An ethical framework for experimental technology

From: An Ethical Framework for Evaluating Experimental Technology

1 Absence of other reasonable means for gaining knowledge about risks and benefits
2 Monitoring of data and risks while addressing privacy concerns
3 Possibility and willingness to adapt or stop the experiment
4 Containment of risks as far as reasonably possible
5 Consciously scaling up to avoid large-scale harm and to improve learning
6 Flexible set-up of the experiment and avoidance of lock-in of the technology
7 Avoid experiments that undermine resilience
8 Reasonable to expect social benefits from the experiment
9 Clear distribution of responsibilities for setting up, carrying out, monitoring, evaluating, adapting, and stopping of the experiment
10 Experimental subjects are informed
11 The experiment is approved by democratically legitimized bodies
12 Experimental subjects can influence the setting up, carrying out, monitoring, evaluating, adapting, and stopping of the experiment
13 Experimental subjects can withdraw from the experiment
14 Vulnerable experimental subjects are either not subject to the experiment or are additionally protected or particularly profit from the experimental technology (or a combination)
15 A fair distribution of potential hazards and benefits
16 Reversibility of harm or, if impossible, compensation of harm