A Note on the Importance of Sensitising the Novice Researcher to the Realities of Ethics in Practice
Discussions of research ethics have begun to centre increasingly on how research guidelines translate into ethical practice during the research
When it comes to the approach to human research ethics, did we buy London Bridge thinking it was Tower Bridge?
In this post, two experienced research ethics officers risk being decried as heretics by reflecting upon the justifications that are used for the current Human Research Ethics arrangements in countries around the world.
They use the sale of London Bridge in the Sixties and the urban myth that the US millionaire who bought it thought he was buying Tower Bridge, to ask, given the time, effort and resources expended on research ethics review, are we getting what we paid for?
There are genuine benefits that can flow from a well-conducted review process and they do justify the existence of those processes, but we should stop claiming those processes safeguard us against the criminal, unethical and reckless behaviour of the past.
They don’t and we should stop claiming in our professional development activities and resource material they do.
“Reminder about service options and an easy way to pay AHRECS,” we say… aware of how corporate sleazy that sounds
Dr Gary Allen, Senior Consultants AHRECS Prof. Mark Israel Prof. Colin Thomson AM . Just in
Michael James PhD, Senior Researcher, Rheumatology Unit, Royal Adelaide Hospital Les Cleland AM MBBS
Responsibilities for ensuring the integrity of the research record rests with a number of