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.
Research ethics review
The research ethics review of clinical trials is not a race – Human Research Ethics discussion activity
A discussion activity about the pressures that can make the research ethics review of commercially funded multi site clinical trials feel like a race for a capricious investor.
This discussion sheet is about the ethical reflections associated with the screening of a potential participant pool and the exclusion of some individuals.
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.
Making Human Research Ethics professional development fun – A Human Research Ethics discussion activity
We won’t say a lot of human research ethics is unimaginative and boring (but it really is) this activity explores engaging alternatives.
This sheet reflects upon a criticism that a research ethics committee has approved the same (or similar) research previously elsewhere
Sometimes, recruitment strategies can be a source of risks to participants, perhaps they even know about the research. This discussion activity prompts workshop participants to reflect on the issues and their own research.
Principles of Māori & Indigenous research ethics (An annotated bibliography by Dr Lily George) – A Human Research Ethics resource
AHRECS has been engaged by a New Zealand university to work on a number of projects, including drafting a New Zealand equivalent to the popular Griffith University Research Ethics Manual (GUREM) – https://www.griffith.edu.au/research/research-services/research-ethics-integrity/human/gurem. To inform our work, AHRECS commissioned Dr Lily George to produce a bibliography around the topics of Māori & Indigenous research ethics.