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.
Some institutions have, or have already tried, random audits, we believe this template mechanism is sustainable, constructive and positive
In this 11 minute talk, AHRECS senior consultant Kim Gifkins reflects on useful institutional approaches to the monitoring of human research.
When researchers interact with research ethics review bodies with regard to matters such as extensions or other variations, a common question is “does this require a renewal application to be considered by the original review body? This checklist provides a standardised approach to answering that question.
This sheet relates to the processing of the response to review feedback from applicants for ethics approval, variation requests and the consideration of ethical conduct reports.
Fun image reflecting on the use of disproportionate procedures where a lighter touch would be appropriate.
A cartoon image about ethical conduct reporting
This resource provides notes on the structure of ethical conduct reports