Frequently Asked Questions
AHRECS has been maintaining the Resource Library and publishing the Research Ethics Monthly since May 2015. Many people tell us they have found these services valuable ways to keep up to date with regard to human research ethics and research integrity developments in Australasia, the region and internationally. We suspected this community would be interested in commentaries, discussion activities and other resources based upon this material.
Our current and previous clients have kindly given their permission to share components of the work we have done for them. They do so, because like us they believe there is genuine value in contributing to constructive practice across the sector and it is sensible to share the work and costs.
A subscription model provides a way for the community, our supporters and social media followers to help cover the costs of operating our free-to-the-user services, events like the Constructive Voices webinars and panels, and to operate without commercial advertising/sponsorship.
Originally, AHRECS set up a subscription area on Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/ahrecs.
Patreon has many good features an is perfect for individual patrons, but it has two problems that are less than ideal for many institutions:
(i) The accounting policies of many institutions don’t permit an open-ended-subscription to be charged to that institution’s corporate credit cards.
(ii) The interface for accessing/browsing posted items doesan’t elegantly deal with large collections of items.
Consequently AHRECS commissioned an in-house subscribers’ area that addresses the two matters above.
The same content is posted to both platforms.
If you are an institution, group or team who is currently using the Patreon platform, we will set you up on www.ahrecs.vip with whatever membership term you have left on https://www.patreon.com/ahrecs.
The items currently in the subscribers’ area have been produced by members of the AHRECS team.
Please send your suggestions for additions and changes to the listed resources to email@example.com.
Rather than replicate the work we have done here we hope institutions and research groups will download the material and modify it for your specific needs. Drop us a line if you do because we’d love to hear about it.
The material in the subscribers’ area is only accessible to institutions/groups/individuals who have chosen to support the work of AHRECS by becoming a patron.
In most months we add two or more new items to the subscribers’ area.
Added items join a growing list of useful resources which are divided into the Human Research Ethics and/or Research Integrity sections and then into:
The annual cost of becoming an AHRECS patron is $350 (excluding GST). This provides access to all material currently in the subscribers’ area and all material that will be added in the 12 months from the subscription date.
Patrons have a perpetual non-exclusive licence to deploy and share material from the subscribers’ area (a ppt with embedded audio can be shared internally with all researchers within a subcribing institution).
We do ask that this be done via an intranet or other internal service, rather than a public internet or email. Recipients should be asked not to share it outside the institution.
All material produced by AHRECS is shared on a creative commons (non-commercial basis) so it can be copied and modified for internal use. We would appreciate an acknowledgement.
Send any questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send an email to email@example.com to indicate you want to become a patron.
- You will be sent a tax invoice for 12 a month subscription.
- You can pay by credit card over the phone (a 2% surcharge applies), a direct transfer by PayPal (a 2% surcharge applies), or EFT.
- You will be asked for the name and email address of the person who will be accessing the subscribers’ area and copying the material to your server.
- Upon confirmation payment has been made user credentials will be issued to the nominated person.
All the items in the Resource Library are tagged with keywords. A search of the site will include checking each item’s keywords. When you review a list of the resources, or the detail of a resource, the relevant keywords will be listed. You can click on one of these tags to view a list of all resource items that also have that keyword tag.
Below is a list of the current keywords. Contact us if you want to suggest any additions or other changes to the keyword list or if you feel a resource item has been incorrectly tagged.
The current keywords are:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander; Arts; Australia; Authorship;
Belief; Beneficence; Big data; Biobank; Bioethics; Biomedical; Biospecimens; Breaches;
Case studies; Clinical trial; Collaborative research; Conflicts of interest; Consent; Controversy/Scandal; Creative; Culture
Data management; Database;
Ethical review; Ethnography; Evaluative practice/quality assurance;
First People; Fraud;
Good practice; Guidance;
Honesty; HREC; Human research ethics;
Institutional responsibilities; International;
Media; Medical research; Merit and integrity; Methodology; Monitoring;
Peer review; Performance; Primary materials; Principles; Privacy; Protection for participants; Publication ethics
Research ethics committees; Research integrity; Research Misconduct; Researcher responsibilities; Resources; Respect for persons;
Sample paperwork; Serious Adverse Event; Social sciences; SoLT; Standards; Supervision;