ethical and scientific responsibility of a researcher

we will have a workshop on grassroots Innovation tomorrow at IIMA in which a senior colleague and doctoral student Ms Riya sinha chokkakula will share findings of her research with the providers of knowledge and various other stakeholders, scientist, users, derivative innovators and others involved in scouting or diffusion of those innovations. Every research study ideally should involve feedback of findings in local language with the key providers of the knowledge, data and information including common people for ethical and scientific reasons. ethical: we have to write to use the knowledge provided by some one without her informed consent and without letting her know what will we do with that knowledge, then inform her of actual use made. scientific –only when we feedback what we learned from them that many times providers of knowledge come to know why we were asking the questions in the first place. Once they know the context, they offer new knowledge which can not be accessed without sharing the findings of our study. one can say that there is no other methodology by which we can access this new knowledge. may the tribe of responsible researchers grow…..

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