Stakeholder Requirements for an Ethical Framework to Sustain Multiple Research Projects in an Emerging Living Lab Involving Older Adults

Tiziana C. Callari, Louise Moody, Janet Saunders, Gillian Ward, Julie Woodley

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Abstract

Living Lab (LL) research should follow clear ethical guidelines and principles. While these exist in specific disciplinary contexts, there is a lack of tailored and specific ethical guidelines for the design, development, and implementation of LL projects. As well as the complexity of these dynamic and multi-faceted contexts, the engagement of older adults, and adults with reducing cognitive and physical capacity in LL research, poses additional ethical challenges. Semi-structured interviews were undertaken with 26 participants to understand multistakeholder experiences related to user engagement and related ethical issues in emerging LL research. The participants’ experiences and concerns are reported and translated into an ethical framework to guide future LL research initiatives.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-127
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics
Volume15
Issue number3
Early online date18 Sep 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2020

Funder

The research study was part of a 12-month project funded by Coventry University, as a Vice Chancellor’s Challenge, aiming to create a foundation project that would be of significant benefit to multiple faculties and stakeholders involved in the Data Driven Research and Innovation (DDRI) Program (an emerging Living Lab) and pave the way for future research in this area.

Keywords

  • Living Lab
  • research ethics
  • older adults
  • adults with dementia
  • qualitative content analysis
  • requirement elicitation

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