Other factors to consider
You must also submit your study to ethical review if it poses considerable harm or threat to yourself.
Furthermore, an ethical review is in order if the researcher, subjects and/or cooperation partners are in some way dependent on or linked to each other (due to family relationships, financial dependency or institutional settings, for example). Dependent relationships do not necessarily prevent the implementation of the study but ethical guidelines require these factors be recognised and their effects be evaluated.
In the case of artistic research, the responsibility of an artist-researcher extends to the audience of his or her artworks and other people involved in the activities. An ethical review is needed if there is a risk that the artistic process or products cause harm or threat to the audience or other participants.
The researcher's ethical responsibility towards the research subjects and objects of study must be understood in its broadest sense, covering also animals and the natural environment in the abovementioned way, where applicable.