All CoAct partners have agreed to respect and promote the following Ethical Values:
Inclusiveness is crucial in CoAct as it wants to enhance the participation of vulnerable and usually under-represented collectives in a research process.
Horizontality is carefully considered in all the research co-design balancing power and sharing responsibility with all participants.
Equity is another important value since efforts and resources are planned to be equitably distributed among participants and all these efforts are planned to be carefully acknowledged.
Trust and Respect are fundamental values that are strongly promoted along with the project. All participants must freely express themselves in an informal and non-judgemental atmosphere.
Open Science principles are keys in the knowledge production of the project. All materials, datasets and results are planned to be openly accessible under CC licenses.
Co-ownership is planned to be considered in all different outputs of the project and based on the efforts of all engaged participants. They are going to be considered co-owners of materials and results collectively generated and invited to contribute as co-authors of the resulting (scientific) publications.
Empowerment is an important approach that runs throughout all phases of the research projects. By means of the R&I Actions, participants should develop more power to act and explore options for action for the respective concern.
Reflexivity accompanies us throughout the entire research process. Our own actions and attitudes should be regularly questioned regarding hierarchies, reproduction of discriminatory behaviour and inclusiveness.