Security Issues

Issues with Dissemination

There are a number of issues to keep in mind when disseminating the results of a research project.

  1. Protocols with partner denominations and ministry partners
  2. Ownership of data
  3. Give credit to whom credit is due
  4. Confidentiality of Interviewees
  5. Potential uses of the information that could cause harm
  6. Requests for information by third parties
  7. Security issues

1. Follow the protocol with partner denominations and ministry partners

Data Management Security Standards

The information we are gathering may be sensitive. Should it fall into the hands of those who are hostile to the research project and/or its partners, people’s lives and/or livelihoods could be placed at risk. Therefore, to encourage trust, Data Management Standards as are required by the EU are promoted. l:

Developing a Research Protocol

When a research project involves a partnership between a number of denominations and Christian organizations, it is often helpful to develop a research protocol or partnership agreement. This is a process that involves dialog and seeks to reach a common understanding that answers a large number of questions related to the research project. Here is a list of some of the major questions that a research protocol will seek to answer:


Security Issues

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Proverbs 22:3 "The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty."

It is prudent to think about security issues before a problem arises. Here are a number of items field researchers should consider.

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