ACN - 101321555 Australasian Human Research Ethics Consultancy Services Pty Ltd (AHRECS)

Australasian Human Research Ethics Consultancy Services Pty Ltd (AHRECS)

Human Research Ethics

Our human research ethics services extend far beyond the delivery of tailored professional development workshops, including strategies to improve institutional arrangements and national guidelines.

Research Integrity

An effective research integrity framework is one based upon a number of complementary strategies that include coherent policy, sophisticated resource materials and attention to curriculum and pedagogy, and fair and responsible approaches to investigation. AHRECS can assist your institution adopt a world-class approach.

Research Ethics Monthly

This monthly electronic publication from AHRECS includes posts about human research ethics/research integrity with practical tips and ideas that matter from around the world.

Resource Library

With over 1000 entries the Resource Library contains news, papers, books, codes/statements/policies and other resources relating to human research ethics and research integrity.

Research Ethics Adviser Platform

Want independent ethical advice on a research plan, proposal or research ethics review application before you proceed to the next step? For only AUD50 you get a quick response within 2 weeks from expert advisers and then you can decide whether whether to request a full advisory report with recommended changes and references.

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ABOUT US

AHRECS: Voice for constructive change. We provide access to some of the leading experts in human research ethics in Australia and New Zealand.

We provide expert and high quality consultancy services relating to research integrity, human research ethics, educational integrity and publication ethics for Australia, New Zealand and the wider Asia-Pacific region.

Over the years AHRECS has provided advice on human research ethics and research integrity matters to researchers, research ethics reviewers and ethics managers. Our senior consultants have been appointed to research misconduct panels. In 2014, we commenced providing independent and expert advice on difficult research ethics reviews/applications for ethics clearance. We offer this service on an ad hoc basis or as part of a service agreement. Please contact us if you would like to set up such an arrangement.

We have been offering short training courses for years. In 2016, we devised and worked with colleagues to run a Masters unit on Social Research Ethics for the University of Western Australia. Again, please let us know if your institution might be interested in incorporating such a unit in their programs.

Our senior consultants are some of the more familiar names from the Australasian research integrity and human research ethics sectors. Together we bring more than five decades of experience of the practice of research integrity/human research ethics and have drawn on that in their professional engagement in advice, consultation and training.

AHRECS is based upon a fundamental commitment to the importance of facilitating research, and a belief that the best way to protect the rights and welfare of participants, to fulfil institutional obligations and to safeguard them from risk, is by resourcing the reflective practice of researchers.

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    Of Parachutes and Participant Protection: Moving Beyond Quality to Advance Effective Research Ethics Oversight | Is your research ethics committee effective? Even deciding what effective means in this context isn't easy. If effectiveness means research being conducted more ethically, how do judge that? This great paper should be seen as a springboard into an important discussion. https://lnkd.in/gwaW6pR #AHRECS #HumanResearchEthics #ResearchEthicsCommittees #ResearchEthicsReview

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    Cribbing from Kribbe: UK criminology prof loses four papers for plagiarism – Retraction Watch | This item may seem of only very specific interest (relating as it does to criminological research in the UK), but we've decided to post it in the library because it relates to plagiarism after a colleague has left academia and it was caught some years after the fact. https://lnkd.in/gjePY2G #AHRECS #ResearchIntegrity #plagiarism #UK #RetractionWatch

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    Blowback Against a Hoax – Inside Higher Ed | There may be value in a covert study such as this, but it has to be argued before the research ethics committee on grounds of merit and justification for covert research. You can’t just say we are going ahead without the research ethics review because there is no way they would approve. You don’t only go to the research ethics committee with studies that they will approve. You need to test your views and argue your case. How would your institution’s research ethics committee approach a proposed project like this and what would your institution do about the failure to seek ethics approval? We agree with Ivan Oransky’s comments at the end get of this news item. https://lnkd.in/gvySvbv #AHRECS #ResearchIntegrity #AcademicPublishing #PeerReview #controversy

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    Institutional Conflict of Interest Policies at U.S. Academic Research Institutions | A thought-provoking paper. in addition to including links to related items, we've included a link to a fantastic commentary by Colin Thomson AM. https://lnkd.in/gA5Xrk6 #AHRECS #ResearchIntegrity #ConflictsOfInterest

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AHRECS in Asia

Australasian Human Research Ethics Consultancy Services: Our work in Asia

澳大利亚和新西兰人类研究伦理咨询服务 / 澳大利亞和新西蘭人類研究倫理諮詢服務

Despite our name and our strong connections to Australia and New Zealand, for several years we have been providing advice to institutions in East and South-East Asia. In 2003, Gary Allen helped the Hanoi School of Public Health in Vietnam establish its human research ethics arrangements.

Following a period as an external examiner in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong, Mark Israel advised the Faculty of Law there on research integrity. More recently, in 2016, he was invited to deliver a lecture series on research ethics and integrity at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Tainan, National Chiao Tung University in Hsinchu, and Academia Sinica in Taipei. Mark returned to NCKU in 2017 to deliver two more lectures and workshops.

RESOURCING REFLECTIVE PRACTICE

Individually and together we have written a fair amount (see Gary, Mark and Colin‘s profiles for references) about the inherent flaws of the enforcement and compliance approach. A more constructive, sustainable and positive approach is one that has a resourcing reflective practice objective. See this short whiteboard video for more about this approach.

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    Australasian Human Research Ethics Consultancy Services Pty Ltd

    Of Parachutes and Participant Protection: Moving Beyond Quality to Advance Effective Research Ethics Oversight | Is your research ethics committee effective? Even deciding what effective means in this context isn’t easy. If effectiveness means research being conducted more ethically, how do judge that? This great paper should be seen as a springboard into an important discussion.
    https://lnkd.in/gwaW6pR
    #AHRECS #HumanResearchEthics #ResearchEthicsCommittees #ResearchEthicsReview

  • 4 Days view on linkedin

    Australasian Human Research Ethics Consultancy Services Pty Ltd

    Cribbing from Kribbe: UK criminology prof loses four papers for plagiarism – Retraction Watch | This item may seem of only very specific interest (relating as it does to criminological research in the UK), but we’ve decided to post it in the library because it relates to plagiarism after a colleague has left academia and it was caught some years after the fact.
    https://lnkd.in/gjePY2G
    #AHRECS #ResearchIntegrity #plagiarism #UK #RetractionWatch

  • 4 Days view on linkedin

    Australasian Human Research Ethics Consultancy Services Pty Ltd

    Blowback Against a Hoax – Inside Higher Ed | There may be value in a covert study such as this, but it has to be argued before the research ethics committee on grounds of merit and justification for covert research. You can’t just say we are going ahead without the research ethics review because there is no way they would approve. You don’t only go to the research ethics committee with studies that they will approve. You need to test your views and argue your case.

    How would your institution’s research ethics committee approach a proposed project like this and what would your institution do about the failure to seek ethics approval? We agree with Ivan Oransky’s comments at the end get of this news item.
    https://lnkd.in/gvySvbv
    #AHRECS #ResearchIntegrity #AcademicPublishing #PeerReview #controversy

  • 6 Days view on linkedin

    Australasian Human Research Ethics Consultancy Services Pty Ltd

    Institutional Conflict of Interest Policies at U.S. Academic Research Institutions | A thought-provoking paper. in addition to including links to related items, we’ve included a link to a fantastic commentary by Colin Thomson AM.
    https://lnkd.in/gA5Xrk6
    #AHRECS #ResearchIntegrity #ConflictsOfInterest

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