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Australasian Human Research Ethics Consultancy Services Pty Ltd (AHRECS)

Friday afternoon’s funny – Significant risk in whose opinion?

 


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Cartoon by Don Mayne www.researchcartoons.com

The conduct of research ethics review often involves an assessment of the significance of risk, but will the participants view the risk in the same way? Lay and other community members should be able to bring that perspective to the review, as sometimes can academics from other disciplines, but how much ‘space’ is there for voicing such reservations or are they so long-serving they have become jaded by business as usual?



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