Event 7: Three-Day Course on Research Ethics as Process II
Lancaster University Three Day Course on
Research Ethics as Process
June 23rd - 25th 2008 (incl)
This three day advanced training event is aimed at those researchers
who wish to increase their understanding of what constitutes good ethical
research. Training will focus around seminars/workshops, with informal
discussions facilitated outside of the formal sessions to encourage the
development of a broad forum for exchange of ideas. The course will build
on issues covered in the course conducted in December 2006, discussing
them in greater depth and concentrating on areas that might cause tension
between researchers and approvals committees, such as techniques to minimise
participant attrition and novel methods of recruitment. Each day will
be applicable to both researchers and members of RECs, enabling the perspectives
of each group to be presented to the other through a combination of interactive
lectures, group work and role play. In this way it is anticipated that
REC members will enhance their understanding of the needs of researchers,
particularly in relation to different methodologies, and researchers making
applications for REC approval will develop clear knowledge about the role
and operation of RECs and what a REC looks for in an application.
The event will be convened by Professor Hazel Biggs and chaired by members
of the training team from Lancaster University, with additional input
from other experienced staff from across Lancaster University where appropriate.
Each day will be devoted to a specific theme and will build on the expertise
and experiences of participants within the group. An invited external
expert, Professor Martyn Hammersly (Open University) will speak and be
present on Day 1 of the workshop to address issues concerning experiences
of applying to Research Ethics Committees.
The themes will include:
• Research ethics – a critical review
• Research Ethics review: process and pitfalls
• Designing ethical research
• Designing effective ethical review processes
There will be additional opportunities to continue informal discussions
in a social setting during the evenings of the 23rd and 24th June.
This workshop commences with registration and refreshments at
10.30am on Monday 23rd June and finishes at approx 1.00pm on Wednesday
lunchtime 25th June.
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