This chapter aims to provide background to, and a broad understanding of, the legal (and ethical) risks that researchers face in their utilisation of online mechanisms, in terms of the collection and analysis of research data, the communication of research results, and the retention and archiving of data generated by researchers and third parties. While researchers may understand the legal rules in the off-line research environment, research, dissemination and archiving on the Internet can pose more complex, and sometimes entirely novel, issues. The highly visible and accessible nature of the medium also means that existing legal risks may be significantly magnified in comparison to the off-line environment.
|Translated title of the contribution||Addressing Legal Issues in Online Research, Publication and Archiving: A UK Perspective|
|Title of host publication||Online Research Methods in Urban and Planning Studies: Design and Outcomes|
|Editors||Carlos Nunes Silva|
|Pages||368 - 393|
|Number of pages||26|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|