Research ethics committees

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A tracking sheet for research ethics committee members – A Human Research Ethics resource

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.

A funny cartoon about using a Goldberg machine to chase a non-responsive researcher.

Chasing a non-responsive researcher – A Human Research Ethics commentary

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.

A cover image for the talk by Nik to the Victoria Ethics Network

Human research ethics and risk, the role of research ethics committees – A Human Research Ethics talk

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.