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Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Human Research Ethics Resource Manual (SoTL Manual)0

Posted by Admin in on June 5, 2016
 

In 2014 the Commonwealth Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) commissioned AHRECS to undertake work to help OLT grant-holders and fellows avoid unnecessary difficulties and delays during research ethics review.

We identified several contributing factors to these problems including:

  1. the inexperience of some Scholarship of Teaching and Learning researchers in approaching human research and human research ethics review;
  2. the unfamiliarity of some research ethics reviewers with standard practices in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning; and
  3. the absence of resources relating to the ethical design and review of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning research.

The OLT contracted AHRECS to produce a resource manual to support the ethical decision making of the researchers that it funded. It also wanted to assist other SoTL researchers and research ethics reviewers with the ethical review of SoTL research.

The AHRECS SoTL Manual is comprised of six complementary booklets that include academic references, recommended reading and prompts for ethical reflections. The booklets are practically focused and include example problems/suggested strategies.

The Manual is available from the OLT web site, and a copy is hosted on the AHRECS site below.

Booklet 01 SoTL Manual: Research ethics and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Booklet 02 SoTL Manual: Ethics review and grant or fellowship funded research

Booklet 03 SoTL Manual: Risks and benefits in SoTL research

Booklet 04 SoTL Manual: Recruitment and consent in SoTL research

Booklet 05 SoTL Manual: Privacy and confidentiality in SoTL funded research

Booklet 06 SoTL Manual: Ethical challenges and practical strategies

The SoTL Manual applies, references and complements the University Research Ethics Manual commercialised by Griffith University. It is however possible to use the SoTL Manual without purchasing a UREM license.

The six booklets of the SoTL Manual are provided here as *.docx on an open license basis for use by researchers, research ethics reviewers, research office staff, and institutions.  If you want to use more than one paragraph of text from the SoTL Manual (e.g. as the basis of a new resource), we ask you to cite the SoTL Manual as a source including the fact that the SoTL Manual was commissioned by the OLT and produced by AHRECS.

Allen, G, Israel, M and Thomson, C (2016) Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Human Research Ethics Resource Manual. Sydney: Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching.
https://ahrecs.com/?post_type=resource&p=1696

Please direct any questions about the SoTL Manual or the UREM to Dr Gary Allen (gary@ahrecs.com). You can find out more about the work of AHRECS at www.ahrecs.com.

Please note that we have found that sometimes links from Word documents to our web site can return an error. This is an intermittent bug, all six booklets are on the AHRECS site, and the links are correct.

AHRECS Summary Report and Recommendations to the OLT0

Posted by Admin in on July 7, 2015
 

In 2014 AHRECS was engaged by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) to produce a report with regard to the fact an unsatisfactory number of grant and fellowship recipients had reported delays and problems with the progress of their work because of ethical review difficulties. The 47 page internal report suggested that there were a number of contributing factors to this situation and recommended a number of strategies to address these issues. AHRECS produced a public summary of the report which has been posted on the OLT web site and has been included in the AHRECS Resources Library.

AHRECS is currently working on six ressources booklets about key ethics issues for scholarship of learning and teaching research – a copy of which will also appear in the library.

This resource may be cited as:
Australasian Human Research Ethics Consultancy Services, (2015). AHRECS Summary Report and Recommendations to the OLT – Australasian Human Research Ethics Consultancy Services. [online] Available at: https://ahrecs.com/resources/ahrecs-summary-report-and-recommendations-to-the-olt [Accessed 8 Jul. 2015].

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.

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