Writing your proposal
Consideration of research ethics is an essential part of any research proposal, and most funders require that your application includes a statement about your approach to ethics questions.
You also need to anticipate who the gatekeepers are for your sample, and what permissions and approvals you will need to get, and you need to allow enough time in your project to get ethics approval and permission from relevant gatekeepers.
A related requirement for many funders is a risk assessment – which will include the ethical risks of the project.
Just as ethics questions apply across the life cycle of a project, consideration of ethics should be built in throughout the proposal. When you are developing your proposal, work through the next section of the guidebook – on ethics in research design. This section is focused on what you need to include in your ethics statement, and in your assessment of risk and harm in your proposed research.