An institution that doesn’t have a mechanism where individuate can make complaints/make allegations where the identity of complaints will be protected or a mechanism where individuals can make anonymous complaints/make allegations, are begging for passive-aggressive behaviour, though not quite as humorous as this Don Mayne cartoon. This is Research Integrity Commentary Sheet is available for download by our Patrons.
This discussion activity explores a practical ethical challenge we have created ourselves. Consent strategies should be about individuals being able to make informed decisions about whether or not to take part in a research project. What we have ended up with are long documents and forms. They require potential participants to have considerable patience to wait for them and a degree of legal acumen. The objective now appears to be to establish why you can’t sue the researcher or their host institution.
Notes for a report from a human research ethics committee to an institutional governing body – A Human Research Ethics resource
This document provides annotated notes to guide the content of those reports from a research ethics committee to its institution.
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.
Making Human Research Ethics professional development fun – A Human Research Ethics discussion activity
We won’t say a lot of human research ethics is unimaginative and boring (but it really is) this activity explores engaging alternatives.
Some institutions have, or have already tried, random audits, we believe this template mechanism is sustainable, constructive and positive
This sheet reflects upon a criticism that a research ethics committee has approved the same (or similar) research previously elsewhere
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.