An Excel spreadsheet to assist with the tracking of the appointment, renewal and end-date of members of research ethics committee members. This includes keeping track of their participation in professional development for the committee and for members. This is a useful resource for research offices and the Chair/Secretary of a committee. Even though this was produced for HRECs in Australia, it can be easily updated for other jurisdictions and standards.
National Statement (2007 updated 2018)
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.
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.
How we approach vulnerability can empower and respect individuals or compound their isolation and discrimination they face. In this 11 minute talk by Dr Gary Allen and spoken by Mandy Downing. This talk was sponsored by QUT as part of its HREC professional development and the Committe’s active engagement with the National Statement.