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Teaching Research Ethics Network0

Posted by Admin in on May 30, 2015
 

The TREN web site is an exciting outcome from Assoc Prof Lisa Wynn’s recent project (OLT-funded) on research ethics training for undergraduate and coursework students. In addition to discussing the results of the research (including case studies) the web site includes student training resources and sample applications for ethical review.

Statement on Consumer and Community Participation in Health and Medical Research (the Statement on Participation) – NHMRC0

Posted by Admin in on May 30, 2015
 

“The consumers and researchers who have contributed to this project have shared their hopes and concerns about consumer participation in research and have learned much about each other’s viewpoints.

“The Consumers Health Forum of Australia Inc (CHF) and the National Health and Medical Research Council worked in partnership with consumers and researchers to develop the Statement on Consumer and Community Participation in Health and Medical Research. Many consumers and researchers responded to a consultation paper and participated in roundtable discussions during development of the Statement on Participation.

“The Statement on Participation was developed in recognition of the contribution that consumers can make to research, as well as their right to participate in research. In developing and using the Statement on Participation, consumers and researchers share a vision of working in partnerships based on understanding, respect and shared commitment to research that will improve the health of humankind.

“The Statement on Participation is intended as a guide to consumer and community participation at all levels and across all types of health and medical research. It includes checklists as a starting point in facilitating involvement.

“A summary of the Statement on Participation has been developed which includes the objectives and checklist.”

Included on the web page for the Statement are the following documents:
2005 – A Model Framework for Consumer and Community Participation in Research (PDF)
2005 – Resource Pack for Consumer and Community Participation in Health and Medical Research (PDF)
2002 – Statement on Consumer and Community Participation in Health and Medical Research (PDF)
2002 – Summary Statement on Consumer and Community Participation in Research (PDF)

Social Research Association – Ethical guidelines and resources0

Posted by Admin in on May 30, 2015
 

“The Social Research Association (SRA) is the voice for social research. We’re your professional membership body; led by social researchers, for social researchers.

“Promoting high quality standards of social research, we seek to represent, support, connect and inform our members and the wider social research community.

We have active branches, so please follow these links to see their pages: SRA Scotland, SRA Cymru, SRA Ireland and SRA North & Central England.”

The SRA web site includes links to
Ethics Guidelines
Ethics consultancy forum
The New Brunswick Declaration
Code of safety for social researchers

Resources for Research Ethics Education0

Posted by Admin in on May 29, 2015
 

“The subject of this document is research ethics. The focus of “research ethics” is a very practical one: How should we as researchers act? Unfortunately, the choices we face are not always clear. And even those cases that are clear may at times be better characterized as “right vs. right” rather than “right vs. wrong,” For these reasons, our obligation is not necessarily to make the right decisions, but to strive to make the best possible decisions. In this context, “ethics” should not be confused with ethical theory, morality, and/or simply following the rules.

“As you read this document, please consider it only a starting point. You are encouraged to raise questions and initiate discussion about these issues with your teachers, your mentors, your peers, or your students or trainees. These discussions are the foundation for promoting awareness and understanding of the highest standards of responsible conduct of research.”

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