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This chapter outlines the aims for the handbook. A main aim is to be a first point of
contact for contemporary information, issues, and challenges in the fields of research
ethics and scientific integrity. It is aimed at researchers, reviewers, and policymakers
to help them pursue the best ways forward in seeking ethics and integrity in all
research across disciplines, methods, subjects, participants, and contexts. The authors
form a global network of scholars, practitioners, and researchers with a range of
experience and insights that scope a challenging field but one that is vital to the
maintenance of research standards and public confidence in science. Fact-based
policymaking remains under threat from political and ideological pressures. Scientists and researchers in all disciplines and professions hold a clear responsibility to
protect their subjects, research participants, and society from pressures, interests, and
prejudices that risk undermining the value of their work. This overview outlines how
the handbook is constructed and how readers might gain from it.
In dem vom BMBF geförderten Projekt FeKoM werden Empfehlungen für forschungsethisches Handeln in der Kommunikations- und Medienwissenschaft systematisch erarbeitet, empirisch fundiert und der Scientific Community zur Verfügung gestellt.