Consider the following key post-evaluation ethical issues.

Reporting and disseminating findings

  • Maintain participants' confidentiality in all reporting
  • Report findings in such a way that audiences are provided with a fair and balanced understanding
  • Make the findings accessible to all participants in the evaluation (e.g. the reciprocity principle) (AES, 2013).

Data security and storage

According to the Public Records Act, evaluation data needs to be stored by the agency responsible for the evaluation for at least seven (7) years. For health data collection related to minors, data must be retained until the participant reaches the age of 25 (DHHS Guidelines on Data Storage).