Advisory Group on Conducting Research on the Internet

The Board of Scientific Affairs (BSA) established an Advisory Group on Conducting Research on the Internet in 2001. The charge of the Advisory Group (AGCRI) was to explore emerging ethical and scientific issues related to the conduct of research over the Internet. The Advisory Group met during 2002 and subsequently issued a report that looks at the opportunities and challenges of conducting research on the Internet and that provides a set of suggestions for researchers and for Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) that oversee this type of research.

A condensed report was published in February/March 2004 issue of the American Psychologist. The article looks at the opportunities and challenges of conducting research on the Internet and provides suggestions for researchers and Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) who oversee this type of research. See below to access the report.

  • Chair: Robert Kraut 
    Carnegie Mellon University
  • Amy Bruckman 
    Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Jeffrey Cohen 
    Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Mick Couper 
    University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research
  • Judy Olson 
  • University of Michigan, School of Information
  • BSA Liaison: Mahzarin Banaji
    Harvard University

AGCRI Publications/Links