Key Issues of Research Ethics and Integrity in Global Challenges Research

A Scoping Review Protocol

  • Cristóbal Guerra University of Edinburgh
  • Matilda Anderson University of Edinburgh
  • Corinne Reid University of Edinburgh


Global challenges research brings with it the challenge of integrating diverse cultural and disciplinary perspectives in the service of addressing persistent and complex problems. In fragile and resource poor contexts this also brings with it a swathe of operational, legal and logistic challenges which can generate ethical conflicts. A scoping review is needed to identify key issues of research ethics and integrity, as well as strategies that have been brought to bear in an effort to resolve them. This protocol followed Prisma guidelines for Scoping Reviews (Prisma-ScR) and provides details of the review scope and parameters.

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