Correctional services and prison
Approval from the Norwegian Directorate for Correctional Services
In addition to the notification duty to the Data Protection Official, all the research within Correctional Services, which is not initiated by services themselves, has to be approved by the regional office of the Correctional Services where the project will take place.
Moreover, the requirements set to ensure voluntary participation in research are stricter when it comes to inmate participation. It may therefore be helpful to read NESH's (The National Committee for Research Ethics in the Social Sciences and the Humanities) ethical guidelines for research involving prisoners.
Do you want to recruit informants from a prison/institution where you are employed? If so, there are several factors you have to take into consideration. Read more about research in one's own place of work.