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This Human Research Ethics commentary reflects on useful approaches to researchers who fail to respond to requests. This includes failure to respond to research ethics review feedback, failure to respond to requests for ethical conduct reports and failure to respond to other requests from the research ethics committee. Hopefully, your institutional approach will be a little bit more practical than the Goldberg machine in this humorous Don Mayne cartoon.
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 sheet is about the ethical reflections associated with the screening of a potential participant pool and the exclusion of some individuals.
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.
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.
What does the wording of research recruitment material really mean? – A Human Research Ethics discussion activity
In this fun discussion activity attendees in small groups try to guess what the wording of the recruitment material really means.
Impostor syndrome and HDR candidates is no laughing matter… even if this cartoon is. HDR Supervisors and research institutions need to be mindful of and attend to the mental health of candidates. Their success is your success. A Research Integrity commentary.