Australasian Human Research Ethics Consultancy Services Pty Ltd (AHRECS)

AHRECS in Asia

Australasian Human Research Ethics Consultancy Services: Our work in Asia

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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.

In March 2017, Mark visited Beijing to run a session on authorship for the international Committee on Publication Ethics’ China Seminar. Mark’s book, Research Ethics and Integrity for Social Scientists is currently being translated into Simplified Chinese form and will be published by the Shanghai Education Publishing House. While in Beijing, he presented and took part in a discussion on social research ethics with the translator, Prof. Qiu Geping, hosted by the social media platform, Academic China, in collaboration with SAGE Publications.

We have learned much from working with these organisations; we would be very happy to hear from other institutions in the broader Asia-Pacific Region who seek our support in their work on research ethics and research integrity.