Answered By: Danielle Abrahamse Last Updated: Dec 04, 2018 Views: 7
Protecting the confidentiality of research participants is an acknowledged reason not to share. Data on certain groups of participants (including but not limited to children, sexual minorities, refugee populations, individuals with HIV/AIDS, Indigenous Knowledge Systems, etc.) are more sensitive than others, and need to be treated with appropriate caution. Your Faculty Ethics committee can give guidance on whether or not you should consider publishing the data.