Is human research ethics review a form of out of date, inefficient and ineffective regulation?
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
Sprinting to the start line: concerns with expedited ethics review
Allow me to start with a short story. A recent conversation I had with an established academic evolved as follows.
The perils of anonymous online research and risk: Two hands tied behind your back
Online research offers many advantages. If well designed, a web survey/task or other data collection tool can collect robust data
An Open Invitation to Research an Ethics Committee
Jay Marlowe and Martin Tolich have had an article published (in press) in Research Ethics examining the first year of
Ethics review and self-censorship (Lisa Wynn)
When it comes to human research and ethics review, self-censorship comes in two forms. The first kind comes after ethics
Is the pre-recruitment of research participants potentially an ethical issue in Australia? (David Hunter)
I’ve recently published a paper focused on the UK looking at some ethical issues faced by a practice that has
Critical and Indigenous Perspectives on Research Ethics in the Social Sciences
Really pleased to have negotiated with Deborah Poff that the Journal of Academic Ethics will carry a Special Issue dedicated
Australian Code 2018: What institutions should do next
Gary Allen, Mark Israel and Colin Thomson At first glance, there is much to
Areas of activity
We are delighted with how busy AHRECS is at the moment in the human research ethics and research integrity spheres in Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Our current work can be broken down into four categories:
1. Informing the practice of a research institution
2. Fostering and supporting a community of practice
3. Helping with tricky questions
4. Formulating an approach
To discuss any of the above, contact one of our senior consultants, or send an email to Enquiry AHRECS firstname.lastname@example.org.
While our activities are focussed on Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand and…
A Note on the Importance of Sensitising the Novice Researcher to the Realities of Ethics in Practice
Discussions of research ethics have begun to centre increasingly on how research guidelines translate
The F-word, or how to fight fires in the research literature
Professor Jennifer Byrne | University of Sydney Medical School and Children’s Hospital at Westmead
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