Release of the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research 2007 (updated 2018) – With interview
The revised National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research 2007 (updated 2018) was released on 9 July 2018. .
The last decade has seen increased global focus on research with young children within and across a range of disciplines
Following my September 2017 piece: Ethics and the Participation of Indigenous Children and Young People in Research, this article briefly
Indigenous children and young people’s participation in social research raises a range of ethical issues that researchers and participants must
Do we need consent for the continued use of children’s biological samples and data in research – and what if the grown up children cannot be located?
Parental consent is sufficient to authorize research involving infants and young children who do not have the capacity to take
Allow me to start with a short story. A recent conversation I had with an established academic evolved as follows.
Embedding clinical research as part of routine healthcare: Managing the potential for competing interests. (UPDATED).
Nik Zeps AHRECS Consultant Clinical trials are widely accepted as the best method
When it comes to research integrity, the international community often tends to focus on
Associate Professor Angela Romano | Faculty Research Ethics Adviser, Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University
Investigating an ethical barrier – should HRECs require gatekeeper approval from universities before external research?
Investigating an ethical barrier – should HRECs require gatekeeper approval from universities before external research? | In this traffic post, Kate Christian questions the elephant in the room when it comes to research about universities.
Why do ethics committees require the approval of the institution?
Especially when participants aren’t vulnerable.
Whose interests are they protecting and why?
For national research, the results can be time-consuming, frustrating and add a little to the research.
Early career researchers might meekly accept this but it sucks time, energy and resources. But research Ethics committees should ask themselves the questions: Is this efficient and is it fair? Insisting upon institutional approval may well be skewing the data and distorting the results?