Aboriginal research and ethics: Could we be making it harder than it really is? Six things to focus your decision making
What do we know? I wish I could say there’s a simple formula that will reduce the anxiety of researchers
Human research ethics committees face workloads that can very easily become crippling, consequently precedent-based decision making can appear to be
Not so many years ago in Australia if you entered a research office and asked what they were doing about
As I reached page 35 of the latest NEAF application for the next HREC meeting, I wondered, with some dismay,
Do we need consent for the continued use of children’s biological samples and data in research – and what if the grown up children cannot be located?
Parental consent is sufficient to authorize research involving infants and young children who do not have the capacity to take
Allow me to start with a short story. A recent conversation I had with an established academic evolved as follows.
In this post, Dr Gary Allen reflects on the establishment and conduct of constructive audits.
Dr Gary Allen
When research with current ethics approval is periodically monitored, it is typically a passive process. Institutions, often via their research ethics administration, will ask researchers to self-report on the continued ethical acceptability of a project (and compliance with any conditions of approval). It would not be unreasonable to conclude that self-reporting is not the most effective way to identify if there have been problems with approved projects. Indeed, if things have gone wrong, it is at least possible that the most troublesome researchers might not be entirely honest about what has happened or why.
So, what is the alternative?
Conducting random audits of a small number of active projects…
The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology has just published on OnlineFirst an
As a follow up on Strategies for resolving ethically ambiguous scenarios last month below is
Are you attending the ‘Constructive voices’ panel discussions in November about the 2018 changes to the Australian Code and National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research?
Just a reminder these online discussions are free, but you will need to RSVP.
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