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Payment of participants in research: information for researchers, HRECs and other ethics review bodies (NHMRC | September 2019)0

Posted by Admin in on October 3, 2019
 

Purpose and scope
This document is designed to provide information for researchers and reviewers of research to assist in decision-making about when payment of participants in research is ethically acceptable.

The approach taken in this document rests on the assumption that participation in research is desirable and a benefit to both the scientific community and the community at-large. This information also takes into account three core ethical principles of the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research 2007 (updated 2018) (National Statement): respect, beneficence and justice. Respect requires recognition that participation in research is voluntary and based on sufficient information about, and an adequate understanding of, both the proposed research and the implications of participating in it. Beneficence requires that the potential benefits of the research must justify the risks of participation. Justice requires that the benefits and burdens of research must be shared equitably and that opportunities for participation in research not be unjustly denied to those who are eligible for participation.

The payment models and options presented in this document are intended to reflect what may be reasonable and justifiable in the context of a specific research project, not what is required or expected. It remains the remit of Human Research Ethics Committees (HRECs) and other ethics review bodies to determine whether, for each research project, payment is ethically appropriate and, if so, whether the type/s and amount/s of payment proposed are optimal or acceptable.

The information in this document is not intended to replace or override guidance provided in the National Statement and should be understood as providing additional information to assist those designing and reviewing human research.

Contents

Purpose and scope 1

Explanation of key terms 1

Guidance statements 2

Context and explanation 3

Considerations for researchers and reviewers 5

Resources 6

Appendix 1: Examples of payment models 7

Appendix 2: Case studies 8

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Disclosure of interests and management of conflicts of interest (NHMRC An Australian Code (2018) good practice guide | August 2019)0

Posted by Admin in on October 1, 2019
 

A guide supporting the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research

Contents

1. Introduction 1

2. Disclosure of interests 2
2.1 What interests should be disclosed? 2
2.2 What is a conflict of interest? 3
2.3 Identifying and managing conflicts of interest 3

3. Responsibilities of institutions 4
3.1 Develop and promote institutional policy 4
3.2 Provide training for researchers 4
3.3 Manage institutional interests 5

4. Responsibilities of researchers 5
4.1 Disclose interests and comply with relevant policies 5
4.2 Engage in relevant training 6

5. Resolution of disputes 6

6. Breaches of the Code 6

Additional resources 6

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Peer Review (NHMRC An Australian Code (2018) good practice guide | August 2019)0

Posted by Admin in on September 30, 2019
 

A guide supporting the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research

Contents

1. Introduction 1

2. Peer review 1

3. Responsibilities of institutions 2
3.1 Support peer review 2
3.2 Provide training for researchers 2

4. Responsibilities of researchers 2
4.1 Participate in peer review 2
4.2 Conduct peer review responsibly 2
…v4.2.1 Respect confidentiality 3
..4.2.2 Disclose interests and manage conflicts of interest 3
4.3 Avoid interference in the peer review process 3
4.4 Mentor trainees in peer review 4
4.5 Engage in relevant training
4 5. Breaches of the Code 4

Additional Resources 4

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Management of Data and Information in Research (NHMRC An Australian Code (2018) good practice guide | June 2019)0

Posted by Admin in on September 29, 2019
 

A guide supporting the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research

aContents

1. Introduction 1

2. Responsibilities of institutions 1
2.1 Provision of training for researchers 2
..2.2 Ownership, stewardship and control of research data and primary materials 2
2.3 Storage, retention and disposal 3
2.4 Safety, security and confidentiality 3
2.5 Access by interested parties 4
2.6 Facilities 4

3. Responsibilities of researchers 4
3.1 Retention and publication 6
3.2 Managing confidential and other sensitive information 7
3.3 Acknowledging the use of others’ data 7
3.4 Engagement with relevant training 7

4. Breaches of the Code 7

Additional Resources 8

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