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Griffith University Research Ethics Manual (GUREM)0

Posted by Admin in on May 27, 2015
 

A booklet-based resource manual for researchers and ethics reviewers. Rather than a rulebook the GUREM is a resource for reflective practice in human research. The 46 booklets cover a wide range of topics, such as recruitment, consent, social media in research and the exposure of illegal behaviour. Click here to see a list of the current booklets.

The intended audience for the resource is researchers, ethics reviewers, policy/educational officers and commentators.

Dr Gary Allen is the primary author of the GUREM.

Further information about the GUREM:

1) Web page for the GUREM;
2) A list of the 46 booklets are available upon request;
3) Excerpt of booklets can be provided on request for evaluative purposes; and
4) The consolidated index of the GUREM can be accessed here.

Licenses are available to research institutions to use the GUREM as the foundation of their resource material. The enduring license need only be purchased once for all researchers at that institution.

For five years licensees will receive track change updates of any updates to the GUREM (e.g. arising from the rolling review of the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research and the new national application form). Click here to see information about previous updates to Booklets of the Manual.

Gerry Adams arrest: when is it right for academics to hand over information to the courts? – The Conversation (Mark Israel 2014)0

Posted by Admin in on May 27, 2015
 

“Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams was arrested by the Police Service of Northern Ireland for questioning over an abduction and murder committed in Belfast in 1972. He maintains his innocence and after four days in custody was released without charge.

Adams’s arrest followed the release by Boston College of oral history material deposited in their archives that had been gathered as part of the Belfast Project.”

Guinea Pigs, Heroes & Desperate Patients: The History & Ethics of Human Research – Coursera unit on biomedical research ethics0

Posted by Admin in on May 27, 2015
 

“The objective of this course is to increase participants’ awareness and understanding of ethical issues that arise in the conduct of research on human subjects. The course will explore the history and future of ethical and policy challenges using a multi-disciplinary approach. Leading scholars in the ethics of human subject research will serve as course faculty. This course will introduce participants to the history that grounds policies and debates regarding the use of humans in research. It will continue with discussion of how current international and US policies governing research are applied, how ethical norms and concepts have evolved, and how, in some cases, changes in research have outpaced changes in policy, leading to an often complicated mismatch between the two.

The lead instructor is Jeffrey Kahn, who is the Robert Henry Levi and Ryda Hecht Levi Professor of Bioethics and Public Policy at the Johns Hopkins University Berman Institute of Bioethics. He will be joined by colleagues who are all among the leading scholars in aspects of the ethical and policy issues related to research on human subjects, including Profs. Ruth Faden (history and theory of informed consent), Nancy Kass (public health research, research in international settings), Jeremy Sugarman (empirical approaches to research ethics, US research policy), Debra Mathews (US and international science and research policy), Gail Geller (participants’ perspectives on research participation), Joseph Ali (law and research oversight in US and international settings), and Dan O’Connor (medical history, ethics and social media-based research).”

Ethical research involving children0

Posted by Admin in on May 24, 2015
 

“ERIC aims to assist researchers and the research community to understand, plan and conduct ethical research involving children and young people in any geographical, social, cultural or methodological context.

ERIC is motivated by a shared international concern that the human dignity of children is honoured and their rights and wellbeing are respected in all research, regardless of context. The critically important element in achieving this is YOU – your attitudes, values, beliefs, assumptions and practice – since these ultimately shape the research experience for children much more than any written procedures or checklist.”

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