The role and recognition of advisers/technicians/assistants in human research – A Human Research Ethics commentary
A commentary sheet about the appropriate role and recognition of advisers/technicians/assistants in human research and the way in which they are acknowledged. This includes the degree to which they are delegated disclosing uncomfortable or scary information to new participants.
A commentary sheet about the use of blinding in clinical trials and trials that are too successful, with deleterious consequences. Based upon a humous Don Mayne cartoon, published to our Friday Arvo Funnies page. A useful commentary for discussion in professional development activities/resources about blinding and clinical trials.
Human research ethics and risk, the role of research ethics committees – A Human Research Ethics talk
This is a recording of a Victoria Ethics Network session facilitated by Prof. Nik Zeps, a senior consultant of AHRECS. He is speaking about the role of HRECs with regard to risks, benefits and their weighing. A very handy one hour ten minute talk by an experienced practitioner, who has both served on the committee that drafted the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research and has served/chaired numerous research ethics committees.
Watch out the robots are coming. While this Don Mayne may have you worried about the future of research as AI and robotics advance, this Kevin Roose TED Talk suggests there is a future for humans as long as we maximise the humanity in our work.
Vulnerability, research ethics review and the review of s4 of the National Statement – A Human Research Ethics talk by Gary Allen and Mandy Downing
How we approach vulnerability can empower and respect individuals or compound their isolation and discrimination they face. In this 11 minute talk by Dr Gary Allen and spoken by Mandy Downing. This talk was sponsored by QUT as part of its HREC professional development and the Committe’s active engagement with the National Statement.
Research ethics committees are generally too busy to rush applications just because they were submitted late, but does your institution have processes to deal with matters that are genuinely urgent?
We’re currently rebuilding the AHRECS web site. Here’s a sneak-peek at the new design. We’d love to get your input on what changes you’d like to see to our currentsite and what you don’t to change.
Consent has a long history in human research ethics, fuelled by some egregious failures to seek and respect the wishes of participants. And to be genuinely informed, that consent must always be fully informed. Right? But what about the nocebo effect?