SAFEResearch e-Handbook Gothenburg Launch

April 2018

Gothenburg, Sweden

  

 

Overview

Conducting field research has become an increasingly risky endeavour in recent years, particularly in regions characterized by violent conflict, repressive political regimes, or state failure. Working under such conditions is challenging. Researchers need to think of ways to assure the physical safety of their respondents, they need to protect themselves, and they must consider whether and how the confidentiality of information can be maintained. Despite these conditions, and despite the fact that journalists, NGO workers, and scholars across a range of disciplines face similar challenges, guidance on how to prepare and conduct safe field research is not readily available. SAFEResearch aims at addressing these shortcomings with the launch of a new e-handbook providing researchers, as well as others engaged in on-the-ground research in difficult places, with a targeted resource guiding them in engaging in safe, ethical research. The e-handbook will be presented to a specific target audience at the SAFEResearch e-Handbook Gothenburg Launch. This event aims to spread awareness of the project and target research practitioners from academia, as well as key administrative professionals from academic institutions and bodies funding academic research. The aim is to sensitize this wider community to the problems involved in field research in challenging contexts and to develop a shared understanding of potential solutions.

 

*Further information on venue, speakers, and schedules will be made available shortly.

 

 

                                   

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Contact

Jannis Grimm

Freie Universität Berlin

email: jj.grimm@fu-berlin.de

Kevin Koehler

King's College London

email: kevin.koehler@aucegypt.edu

Ellen Lust

Gothenburg University

email: ellen.lust@gu.se

Ilyas Saliba

WZB Berlin Social Science Center

email: ilyas.saliba@wzb.eu

 

 

Isabell Schierenbeck

Gothenburg University

email: isabell.schierenbeck@globalstudies.gu.se