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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.”

Clinical trial resources – Therapeutic Goods Administration0

Posted by Admin in on May 23, 2015
 

The TGA has brought together a number of essential resources for trial sponsors, institutions, administrators and review bodies. Institutions should decide whether to direct researchers to this site or to produce reference material (see as the GUREM see below) that references the material. Also on this page are TGA forms (such as the CTN/CTX forms and notes on Australia’s implementation of international standards (such as the Guidelines for Good Clinical Practice (CPMP/ICH/135/95)).

The Clinical Ethics Resource0

Posted by Admin in on May 23, 2015
 

“The Clinical Ethics Resource provides an extensive range of resources addressing the ethical and legal issues experienced by those working in clinical environments. Health professionals face challenging issues on a daily basis. This website seeks to offer resources and best practice guidelines to assist with those decisions.

The website is part of a larger study into the practice of clinical ethics in New South Wales, Australia. The aim of the project is to identify what resources are necessary to develop clinical ethics capacity within the New South Wales health system, for example providing clinical ethics committees and/or making clinical ethics training more widely available. This web-based resource is aimed at providing initial support to people who are looking for further information and resources.

Search by topic to access guidelines, legislation, case law and position statements/policies of government authorities and professional bodies. We have also included references to some of the key articles and commentaries on particular topics.

While our focus is on the position in New South Wales our collection of resources comes from all around Australia and the world. If you have additional resources that should be included, please get in touch”.

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