Researcher responsibilities

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Artificial intelligence and research outputs – A Research Integrity resource

A downloadable document to serve as a foundation for an institutional guidance document on artificial intelligence and research outputs.  This is Creative Commons 3.0 (attribution) document, so it can be used for the basis to create a resource for your institution, with acknowledgment of AHRECS.  Institutions can buy a subscription to for $350 per year.  A tax invoice will be provided for these payments.  The material has an enduring and non-exclusive license.  So an institution needs only purchase a subscription once and the material can be used multiple times to underpin policies, procedures, guidance material and professional development material.

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Oversight bodies for human research – Human Research Ethics commentary

The fact that a project is subject to oversight by institutional and national bodies may on the one hand increase the perceived authority of ethics requirements and of the feedback of review body, but sometimes it can undermine it.  This commentary sheet looks at the issues and makes some suggestions.  This and other resources accessible by patrons of AHRECS.

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Acting on ‘soft’ research misconduct – A Research Integrity commentary

In this commentary sheet we discuss what some have termed ‘soft misconduct’ and five ways in which institutions can deal with them. Others have reasonably observed that they are just research misconduct and should be investigated and punished as such.  While this might indeed be the case, until national research integrity codes (such as the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research) list these behaviours as being research misconduct, institutions will need to deal with them with their own policies and procedures.

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.