The purpose of this secure online series is to provide a training resource that will assist members of a Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC), including administrative support staff to understand and implement the principles and tasks set out by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, the Australian Research Council and Universities Australia in the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007).
The site can be found at http://www.cems.monash.org/hrec-ethics-training (secure login required for access).
Please note: this training resource utilises Flash videos. We recommend you use an updated version of Flash Player. To install or update your free Flash Player for your browser, visit the Adobe Flash Player page. It also works best using the most up to date browsers (e.g. Internet Explorer 6 and above, Firefox 1.5 and above).
The series Introduction, which needs to be read before viewing the videos and answering the questions, covers the following material:
- Purpose of the National Statement
- Values and Principals for people involved in human research
- Risk/benefit analysis
- Research Governance and Ethical Review
The remainder of the course is organised into four consecutive sections, which consist of Flash videos and online workbook of questions.
Section 1 - Introduction and relevance to the National Statement
Section 1 is compulsory and acts as an introduction to the practicalities, philosophy and governance of the series. All the questions in the workbook for this section must be completed.
Section 2 - Values and Principles of National Statement
A minimum of four (4) of the five (5) presentations should be viewed from this section and the relevant questions in the workbook for this section answered. It covers the following areas: Overview of consent, Legal implications of consent, Privacy and confidentiality, Risk/Benefit assessment, Conflicts of interest.
Section 3 - Common Themes in Human Research Ethics Committees
A minimum of four (4) of the seven (7) presentations should be viewed from this section and the relevant questions in the workbook for this section answered. It covers the following areas: History and theory of the National Statement, Ethics and clinical trials, Research governance, Ethics committee policies, Workings of a HREC, HIV trial: a participant's story.
Section 4 - Research Methods or Fields
A minimum of three (3) of the eight (8) presentations should be viewed from this section and the relevant questions in the workbook for this section answered. It covers the following areas: Ethics and Indigenous people's research, Ethics in prison research, Lesbian research, Ethical issues and refugee youth, Mental Illness and consent, Genetics research, Qualitative research, Epidemiological research.
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Starting in 2013 researchers and students can enrol into the online ethics training course
Registration, including payment need to be received by:
Dates for 2013:
Round one: 31st January 2013
Round two: 30th April 2013
Round three: 31st July 2013
Round four: 31st October 2013
|Registration||Course fee including GST (cost per person)|
|More than 16||$198.00|
*Full-time student please provide supporting documentation
Please note: Once payment has been received, participants will be issued a username and password which will be sent directly to their nominated email address. Participants have three months to complete the course, however an extensions can be arranged with due notice. For participants requesting an extension of more than one month, to the advised submission date, an additional $100 fee will apply.
You have 3 payment options:
- Online payments using a credit card (Visa, MasterCard etc.) may be made using the following link:
- If using a cheque or money order please complete the Online Ethics Training Registration Form. Make cheques payable to: Centre for Ethics in Medicine and Society.
Enclose the completed registration form and the cheque/money order together and post to: Dr Dilinie Herbert, CEMS Monash University, Level 6 The Alfred Centre, 99 Commercial Road, Melbourne VIC 3004.
- If you require an invoice please send me an email quoting your company ABN and complete the Online Ethics Training Registration Form.
Dr Dilinie Herbert
+61 3 9903 0728