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 before you submit an application for research ethics review, before you submit an application for funding or proceed to the next step? For only AUD50 you get a quick response from expert advisers on your design and can decide whether to purchase a full advisory report.

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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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    Some research projects can require the involvement of 20 or more people, and that's without the research team, actual participants, the regulators or those involved with the research outputs. And then there are the friendly consultants (like AHRECS!) on hand to advise and assist to make the process as collegiate, effective and efficient as possible. https://lnkd.in/gWtjbzq

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    Focussing on the large and famous scandals/egregious misconduct can have a number of problems, not least that it's of limited utility outside of the health sciences and psychology, but more importantly, it has the implicit message that participants need to be protected from researchers. The same problem can often be present in professional development for research ethics committee members and researchers. Instead, we need to focus our attention on facilitating excellent research and research ethics review as a more collegiate exchange. https://lnkd.in/grAwEmd

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    Even though this item is very short, we decided to include it in the Resource Library because we agree with the deceptively simple insight that there is value in changing our language/implicit characterisation of researchers when there is a problem with the veracity of a claim in a research output. The rationale for the change in language/thinking is very similar to the suggestion we use the term 'illegitimate publishers' rather than 'predatory publishers'. https://lnkd.in/gp4EDVm

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    We were so impressed by this discussion and the importance of the central point that we have invited Richard to write a guest post for a future edition of the Research Ethics Monthly (we hope to be able to include it in the May 2018 edition). https://lnkd.in/gZJyk7A

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

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  • Today view on linkedin

    Australasian Human Research Ethics Consultancy Services Pty Ltd

    Some research projects can require the involvement of 20 or more people, and that’s without the research team, actual participants, the regulators or those involved with the research outputs. And then there are the friendly consultants (like AHRECS!) on hand to advise and assist to make the process as collegiate, effective and efficient as possible.
    https://lnkd.in/gWtjbzq

  • 1 Day view on linkedin

    Australasian Human Research Ethics Consultancy Services Pty Ltd

    Focussing on the large and famous scandals/egregious misconduct can have a number of problems, not least that it’s of limited utility outside of the health sciences and psychology, but more importantly, it has the implicit message that participants need to be protected from researchers. The same problem can often be present in professional development for research ethics committee members and researchers. Instead, we need to focus our attention on facilitating excellent research and research ethics review as a more collegiate exchange.
    https://lnkd.in/grAwEmd

  • 2 Days view on linkedin

    Australasian Human Research Ethics Consultancy Services Pty Ltd

    Even though this item is very short, we decided to include it in the Resource Library because we agree with the deceptively simple insight that there is value in changing our language/implicit characterisation of researchers when there is a problem with the veracity of a claim in a research output. The rationale for the change in language/thinking is very similar to the suggestion we use the term ‘illegitimate publishers’ rather than ‘predatory publishers’.
    https://lnkd.in/gp4EDVm

  • 3 Days view on linkedin

    Australasian Human Research Ethics Consultancy Services Pty Ltd

    We were so impressed by this discussion and the importance of the central point that we have invited Richard to write a guest post for a future edition of the Research Ethics Monthly (we hope to be able to include it in the May 2018 edition).
    https://lnkd.in/gZJyk7A

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