Human Research Ethics Committees and their role in the community services sector

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Community service staff with an interest in research and evaluation are encouraged to join QCOSS for our March Research and Evaluation Network webinar.

The challenge: Human Research Ethics Committees often sit within universities or large service organisations who restrict reviews to projects related to their clients.  

Lojic Institute aims to address this challenge by establishing an ethics group that is accessible for community and human service organisations to conduct research and evaluation, regardless of where they are recruiting participants.  

What is an ethics review and why does it matter? 

  • Most mass publications require proof of an ethics review process  
  • More large-scale conferences require the same 
  • Ensures protection of research participants and clients involved in evaluations. 

We will be joined by Megan Borlase, Chief of Innovation, Research and Partnerships with Lojic Institute, who will provide a brief introduction to Human Research Ethics Committees and their role in the community services sector. The session will cover: 

  • the value of publication in community-based research and evaluation 
  • the impact mass publication could have on the sector 
  • an opportunity to take part in a community sector-led ethics group. 

Time: 10.00am to 11.00am 

Date: Thursday, 2 March 2023

Location:  Online via Microsoft Teams

2 March 2023 - 10:00 am through 11:00 am