Australasian Human Research Ethics Consultancy Services Pty Ltd (AHRECS)
About Us

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 ethical 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.

We have worked with university/institutional management, government and non-government bodies, research offices, research ethics committees, and groups of researchers on a range of projects.

Use the menu to the left to find out more about how AHRECS can assist you with your research integrity/human research ethics needs.