The CARE program is a year-long university-wide series of faculty-led conversations related to the ethical issues that arise from engaging in research.
Disasters and conflicts lead to crises that call for humanitarian responses. How can we know that the type of response being provided is actually effective, timely, and the best use of the available resources? To answer these questions, there has been a recent drive for more research and other evidence-generating activities related to humanitarian aid. But research related to humanitarian aid often involves human participants and thus raises its own ethical issues. We will discuss the distinctive challenges of conducting research during and after humanitarian crises.