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AHRECS is calling for expressions of interest: Unpaid internship0

Posted by Admin in on December 14, 2018
 

Expressions of interest are sought for a two month unpaid internship with the Australasian Human Research Ethics Consultancy Services Pty Ltd (AHRECS). Intern candidates must have a demonstrated interest in human research ethics and/or research integrity, have completed a HDR qualification, be an excellent communicator and have a demonstrated work ethic.

In addition to being involved in background work, literature searches and drafting documents, the internship will provide a valuable capacity building and professional development opportunity with a growing consultancy firm under the supervision of our senior consultants.

The unpaid role will require about a 35-hour commitment to be completed over two months. At the end of the two months, the intern and the AHRECS team will decide together whether to start another two month term. Work will be conducted remotely and online, with meetings at an agreed time somewhere between 8am and 10pm AEST.

Expressions of interest must be submitted in writing by 15 January 2019 to internship@ahrecs.com and must be accompanied with two relevant professional/academic/research references. The expressions of interest will be considered by the AHRECS senior consultants and shortlisted candidates may be interviewed via video conference.

Constructive Voices: Panel discussion about institutional implementation of the National Statement (2007 updated 2018)0

Posted by Admin in on November 24, 2018
 

On 22nd of november, AHRECS hosted its second Constructive Voices panel. These panels aim to create an opportunity for open discussion about human research ethics and research integrity among researchers, policymakers, research managers, research ethics reviewers and other stakeholders.

The first panel featured:

  • Jeremy Kenner, Expert Advisor – Ethics at NHMRC
  • Wendy Rogers, Chair NSWG, Macquarie University
  • Pamela Henry, Chair ECU HREC
  • Gary Allen, Co-Chair Chapter 3.1 drafting committeer,  Senior Consultant, AHRECS

A video-recording of the discussion will be available for streaming for 90 days for free from the here. It will then be moved to the AHRECS subscribers’ area.

By becoming a subscriber (from USD1/month) you will not only gain access to a growing library of high-quality resources (two or more items are added every month), but you will also be supporting events like the Constructive Voices panel discussions. A subscription of USD15/month provides access to all the materials.

We are also happy to hear ideas for panels and speakers for 2019. We agree that there is a need for communities of practice to develop further around research ethics. We recognise that AHRECS could do more to stimulate this and we would like to find partners who would resource this.

AHRECS has been working with Australian universities and other research institutions to respond to the recent changes to the National Statement and the new Australian Code. You can find out more about the services offered by AHRECS at https://ahrecs.com/our-services.

Regards from Mark, Gary and Colin on behalf of the AHRECS team

Items left by the speakers

Mark’s welcome and intro slides

— NHMRC —

Jeremy’s presentation slides

Jeremy’s full version slides

National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007 Updated 2018)

— WENDY ROGERS —

Wendy’s presentation

— PAMELA HENRY —

Pamela’s presentation

— GARY ALLEN —

Gary’s slides

Recording of event

It’s not too late to register for today’s free webinar about institutions and the implementation of the Australian Code (2018)0

Posted by Admin in on November 7, 2018
 

This afternoon AHRECS is hosting a hosting a free Constructive Voices panel discussion about implementing the Australian Code 2018.

The 30 minute online panel will bring together the perspectives of the NHMRC, the drafting committee and research offices. While question be sent in during the session we encourage sending your questions to us now – ACburningquestion@ahrecs.com

New South Wales Thursday, 8 November at 2:30:00 pm AEDT UTC+11 hours
Western Australia Thursday, 8 November at 11:30:00 am AWST UTC+8 hours
Australian Capital Territory Thursday, 8 November at 2:30:00 pm AEDT UTC+11 hours
Queensland Thursday, 8 November at 1:30:00 pm AEST UTC+10 hours
South Australia Thursday, 8 November at 2:00:00 pm ACDT UTC+10:30 hours
Northern Territory Thursday, 8 November at 1:00:00 pm ACST UTC+9:30 hours
Victoria/Tasmania Thursday, 8 November at 2:30:00 pm AEDT UTC+11 hours
New Zealand Thursday, 8 November at 4:30:00 pm NZDT UTC+13 hours

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To register for this event complete the short form at  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nsbPkzfbT6S4YWzeEekKxA

We hope to see you there!

Is your institution on track to have implemented the Australian Code 2018 by the 30 June deadline?0

Posted by Admin in on November 7, 2018
 

The new version of the Australian Code brings with it significant institutional questions that aren’t as simple to answer as a simple find-and-replace brush through your research integrity arrangements. At the same time there’s also there’s the risk of getting the approach wrong could result in institutional arrangements that are restricting/too detailed or too light/not helpful.

On Thursday AHRECS is hosting a free Constructive Voices panel discussion about implementing the Australian Code 2018.

To register for this event complete the short form at  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nsbPkzfbT6S4YWzeEekKxA

We hope to see you there!