ACN - 101321555 Australasian Human Research Ethics Consultancy Services Pty Ltd (AHRECS)
About Us
Australasian Human Research Ethics Consultancy Services Pty Ltd (AHRECS)
Our Services

This page describes the various services AHRECS provides with regard to human research ethics and research integrity. Our team brings together some of Australasia’s leading experts in these fields who have decades of world-class experience and a track record we’re immensely proud of.

Education alone and off-the-shelf resources are not enough

“…the experience of the past several decades shows that it may be insufficient to rely on classroom or online education as the primary tool to address research misconduct.” National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine | April 2017

The AHRECS team agree and believe this reinforces that research integrity and human research ethics professional development needs to be more than a compliance-driven transfer of information. Researchers need to develop skills and attributes associated with the ethical and responsible conduct of research and that means practical discipline-, methodology-, institution- and jurisdiction-specific resource material and policies.

This effort need to be combined with a thoughtful reflection on policies, procedures, resources and practises.

That’s why our services include desktop audits, drafting policy/resource material, and facilitating the creation of hypotheticals and case studies relevant to specific contexts (from Science at an Australian national research organisation, to Creative Arts at a Queensland university, Law in Hong Kong to Social Sciences in Taiwan and Health Sciences in Vietnam), as well as to institutions as a whole (a leading NSW university).