Dr Amanda Fernie, Manager Research Ethics & Integrity, Griffith University Dr Gary Allen, Senior Policy Officer, Griffith University AUSTRALIAN CODE
Gary Allen, Mark Israel and Colin Thomson At first glance, there is much to be pleased about the new version
As scientists, whether in the natural or social sciences, we tend to be confident in the self-policing abilities of our
During the fall of 2013 and spring of 2014, I traveled to numerous universities across the United States and England
The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research 2007 (the Code) is Australia’s premier research standard. It was developed
Last year, I was invited by Tracey Bretag to contribute a chapter to the Handbook of Academic Integrity. The invite
Paul M Taylor1 and Daniel P Barr2 1Director, Research Integrity, Governance and Systems Research and Innovation, RMIT University ([email protected]) 2Acting
Not so many years ago in Australia if you entered a research office and asked what they were doing about
Nik Zeps AHRECS Consultant Health services are often operated by people who strive to
Disaster research ethics is a growing area of interest within the research ethics field.
In this post, Dr Gary Allen reflects on the establishment and conduct of constructive audits.
Dr Gary Allen
When research with current ethics approval is periodically monitored, it is typically a passive process. Institutions, often via their research ethics administration, will ask researchers to self-report on the continued ethical acceptability of a project (and compliance with any conditions of approval). It would not be unreasonable to conclude that self-reporting is not the most effective way to identify if there have been problems with approved projects. Indeed, if things have gone wrong, it is at least possible that the most troublesome researchers might not be entirely honest about what has happened or why.
So, what is the alternative?
Conducting random audits of a small number of active projects…
At a research ethics workshop at the 2015 CSCW conference (Fiesler et al., 2015),