We’re thrilled by how the AHRECS team has been growing and the expertise Sarah, Barry and Nik have brought to the team and the new services we can now provide. We hope in the coming weeks to announce some more additions to the team. The central ethos of resourcing reflective practice remains unchanged and we still strive to be a voice for constructive change.
You may have noticed a few refinements of the AHRECS web site have been happening quietly:
- The Resource Library ahrecs.com/resources: the search functionality has improved (but still needs some work), and there’s now related materials with a link to other items in the Resource Library.
- The blog pages ahrecs.com/blog: a form to subscribe to the Research Ethics Monthly; pdf copies of earlier editions, and within stories there will be links to related blog items and related Resource Library items.
- The Our Services pages https://ahrecs.com/our-services describes our various service.
- The Research Ethics Adviser Platform https://ahrecs.com/about-this-service can now be used to obtain expert and independent advice on a research ethics review application prior to its submission to a research ethics committee. A quick advisory costs AUD50 and can be returned in less than 14 days.
- The AHRECS home page has links to the COPE site (AHRECS is an associate member of COPE) and Retraction Watch (we’re proud to support their work).
The Research Ethics Monthly and Resource Library will remain free, but work is underway to:
- Provide downloadable vignettes and discussion activities.
- Short articles reflecting on recent news in the human research ethics/research integrity spheres.
- An AHRECS app for smartphones.
- A human research ethics game.
- A research integrity game.
- An online Q&A clinic.
- Hosted webinars
- And much more.
We hope that strikes you as useful, because we’re excited to be working on them.