San People of South Africa Issue Code of Ethics for Researchers
This much-studied population is the first indigenous people of Africa to develop such guidelines
"...three groups of San people in South Africa issued what is believed to be the first code of research ethics put together by indigenous people in Africa"
"One of the more controversial parts of this code of ethics is a request for San to review the research before publication... Before somebody publishes anything they need to discuss it with the community. Then the community can say: You don’t understand, or that it’s damaging...”
"Other indigenous groups, including the First Nations peoples of Canada and Aborigines in Australia have previously developed similar codes of ethics for researchers... In those nations, research projects are approved by councils representing regional communities."
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