Call for Applications: PhD Course on Research Ethics in Empirical Social and Legal Research by FGV São Paulo Law School & LawTransform

PhD course on Research Ethics by FGV São Paulo Law School & LawTransform – 28 November – 8 December 2022

The call for applications to the FGV São Paulo Law School & LawTransform PhD course on Research Ethics in Empirical Social and Legal Research (28 November – 8 December 2022) is now open. Deadline for applications is 13 November. You can apply here.

A range of ethical considerations and legal obligations apply when we engage in empirical social research – collecting, storing, processing, and publishing information about human beings. Most of these considerations and obligations are common across disciplines, countries, and institutions while other differ. In this course the students will gain theoretical knowledge and practical insights into the different ethical issues that arise at different stages of the research process, as well as the ways in which these can be navigated. The students will discuss and get feedback on ethical issues related to their own research, and during the #BeExSampa conference, they will have a chance to discuss with researchers who undertake socio-legal research projects on autocratization, violence, sexual and reproductive rights, climate change, and indigenous rights, how they have dealt with the ethical issues involved. The conference has a regional focus on Latin America.

Course leader: Camila Gianella (PUCP).

Lecturers: Catarina Barbieri (FGV São Paulo Law School), Karina Ansolabehere (UNAM, tbc), Marta Machado (FGV São Paulo Law School), Rachel Sieder (CIESAS/CMI), Siri Gloppen (LawTransform/UiB) and Thiago Amparo (FGV São Paulo Law School).

The course period is from 28 November to 8 December 2022. The first week of the course is digital for all. For the second week (5-8 December), students are invited to come to São Paulo to participate physically at the Exchanges on Law & Social Transformation (#BeExSampa); nonetheless, it is also possible to take the whole course online. Both the course and the conference will be held in English.

Check here the course plan for the PhD course on Research Ethics and the program for the #BeExSampa (new updates coming soon).

The course is free of charge and open to PhD students from all disciplines and academic institutions across the world. We have some travel grants available. The deadline to apply for the grant is also 13 November.

Completing the full course (which includes active participation, group work, submission of paper abstract, and presentation) grants FGV São Paulo Law School PhD students 2 research internship credits and a certificate. Students from other higher education institutions will not be granted any credits, but will receive a certificate.

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