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).