Of late, AHRECS has been asked numerous times to conduct professional development for HREC members, and in-meeting briefings on online research. But committee expertise on project designs is an important general point to make. For example: If an HREC doesn’t have access to someone (or more than one) who has run a clinical trial or been involved in trials groups and trial management then they have insufficient expertise to review trials. During the preparation of a meeting agenda, the Chair and Secretary should discuss the committee’s relevant expertise and needs.
social media, research ethics committee, ethics, experience, expertise
Samuel, G. N., Samuel, G. and Derrick, G. (2019). Civil society stakeholder views on forensic DNA phenotyping: balancing risks and benefits. Special Issue: Ethical Issues in Social Media Research
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