Research Ethics and the New Gene-editing Technology
Nik Zeps, Consultant, AHRECS Keywords: Ethical Review, International Guidelines, Gene editing technologies, It has now been over six months since
When is research not research?
Most institutions have processes for differentiating between Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement (QA/QI) activities and those that can be considered to be
Ethics review and self-censorship (Lisa Wynn)
When it comes to human research and ethics review, self-censorship comes in two forms.
The Tower of Babel and Human Research Ethics
Gary Allen and Mark Israel reflect on constructive approaches to languages in human research and for research ethics committees.
Gary Allen and Mark Israel
Much human research is conducted in languages that are not the same as that used by the research ethics review body or the chief investigators. This can manifest in a number of ways including:
Recruitment and consent materials;
Data collection tools (surveys, interview instruments and observation matrices), and
return of results to participants
There is literature on the ethics of interpreting and translation (Drugan, 2017) as well as on the ethics of research in those fields (Tiselius, 2019). However, for our purposes, we want to focus on the first two situations…
New research integrity professional development resource
All Australian research institutions that receive NHMRC or ARC research funding or otherwise operate
‘Don’t mention the c word: Covert research and the stifling ethics regime in the social sciences’
Covert research is associated with deliberate deception in social research and equated with harm