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A downloadable document to serve as a foundation for an institutional guidance document on artificial intelligence and research outputs. This is Creative Commons 3.0 (attribution) document, so it can be used for the basis to create a resource for your institution, with acknowledgment of AHRECS. Institutions can buy a subscription to https://www.ahrecs.vip for $350 per year. A tax invoice will be provided for these payments. The material has an enduring and non-exclusive license. So an institution needs only purchase a subscription once and the material can be used multiple times to underpin policies, procedures, guidance material and professional development material.
The fact that a project is subject to oversight by institutional and national bodies may on the one hand increase the perceived authority of ethics requirements and of the feedback of review body, but sometimes it can undermine it. This commentary sheet looks at the issues and makes some suggestions. This and other resources accessible by patrons of AHRECS.
Institutions should have guidance material for researchers that discusses the respectful and ethical way to follow up with research participants who have become lost and the loss of a source of data that was looking promising. This commentary sheet reflects on the issues and the matters that should be covered. This and other resources, including recordings of talks, discussion activities and downloadable templates are accessible to subscribers of AHRECS.VIP. A subscription costs an institution AUD350 per year. Email email@example.com to discuss.
An Excel spreadsheet to assist with the tracking of the appointment, renewal and end-date of members of research ethics committee members. This includes keeping track of their participation in professional development for the committee and for members. This is a useful resource for research offices and the Chair/Secretary of a committee. Even though this was produced for HRECs in Australia, it can be easily updated for other jurisdictions and standards.
The research ethics review of clinical trials is not a race – Human Research Ethics discussion activity
A discussion activity about the pressures that can make the research ethics review of commercially funded multi site clinical trials feel like a race for a capricious investor.
A discussion activity about a scary recruiter intimidating a potential participant, who is hiding in his hospital bed under his covers. This is a useful activity reflecting on the use of third parties in the conduct of research projects and their training.
This human research ethics commentary sheet discusses clinical trial monitors, conflicts of interest, respectful conduct and consent for third parties who are present in a testing space. The same image could be used as a prompt for a discussion activity around these topics.
Ethical and responsible recruitment of researchers – A Research Integrity/Human Research Ethics commentary
This commentary sheet relates to the Research Integrity and Human Research Ethics matters that should inform our decisions about hiring, promotions and recognition. They relate to more than publishing in prestigious journals and securing large grants. It needs to be about ethics, responsible conduct, collegiality and research culture. Researchers is can’t be superstars if they are bullies, sexual harasses, charlatans or cheats. Basing our processes those considerations isn’t easy, but it ensures are institutions will become a productive pipeline for future research leaders.