Academic Societies, Ethnobiology and Ethics Codes

Date and Time: 
Friday, 12 May, 2017 - 10:30
Abstract Key Words: 
Ethics and Research Methods
Author(s): 
McCune
, Letitia - BotanyDoc, LLC

In 2016 two sessions on ethics, one at the conference of the Society of Ethnobiology and one at the conference of the Society for Economic Botany, resulted in the input by the audiences of what these societies could address in relation to ethics. This presentation will condense these comments, address some overarching themes and present some answers and potential means for these societies to continue giving guidance on ethics to its members. One of the biggest benefits of being a member of these societies is access to other member’s experiences—how can these experiences be disseminated? Access to experiences on permit requirements, on development of agreements and creation of research partnerships can benefit members following a society’s code of ethics. Information will be given related to the presenter’s experiences with IRBs, agreement creation and contracts. The audience will be asked to log additional questions/comments during the presentation.