Survey on fieldwork and ethics review

This is an informal survey on linguists doing fieldwork and their experiences with human subjects review. Thanks for your time! I will post results on my home page.
~Claire Bowern (

* 1. Did your last fieldwork require Human Subjects approval?

* 2. Who was required to approve your research? [choose all applicable]

* 3. How much time did you spend applying for research approval?

* 4. Have you ever curtailed a research project, changed the goals of a research project or refused to participate in a research project because of ethics reporting requirements? (Please describe briefly)

* 5. Have you ever knowingly violated university or funding body ethics requirements or been tempted to do so? (explain briefly)

* 6. Have the ethics requirements of your university, funding body or other human subjects review led to conflict with research design? Please describe.

* 7. Are you required to obtain documented informed consent for research participants?

* 8. Describe the type of work you do (check all that apply)

* 9. Please provide the country of your place of work.

* 10. Anything else you'd like to add?