Discussion activity

A warm up activity – A Human Research Ethics discussion activity

This discussion activity is intended to warm up attendees at a professional development event about Human Research Ethics.  This is to encourage a reflection on how different groups regard research participants.  There are no right answers, the objective is to get people talking and reflecting on Human Research Ethics matters.  It is also an opportunity to reflect upon matters such as paternity in decision making, showing respect and conflicts of interests.

Funny cartoon about a participant being crushed under the first consent form.

You can’t sue us mechanism – A Human Research Ethics discussion activity

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.