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Title: Researcher qualifications and credentials: judging appropriateness.
Authors: Beaumont, Frances
Shea, Susan Joy
Burgess, Veronika
Reasbeck, Philip
Issue Date: 2015
Conference Name: Western Alliance Second Annual Symposium: Exploring the big questions in Regional and Rural health
Conference Date: August 21, 2015
Conference Place: Ballarat, Victoria
Abstract: Aim: To develop a tool to support HREC to meet the requirement identified in both the National Statement (NS)2 and the Australian Code3 in advising HRECs to assess whether research is ‘justifiable by … skill and expertise of researchers’ (1.1a) and ‘conducted or supervised … with experience, qualifications and competence that are appropriate for the research’ (1.1e). Methods: An analysis was conducted of the various questions asked within the NEAF1 about researcher’s qualifications and credentials. A comparison was undertaken of the information provided within the NEAF1 and that in the researchers’ curriculum vitae provided for all active research approved by BHSSJOG HREC in 2014. Results: A gap in the body of knowledge and processes for HREC to assess researcher qualifications and credentials was identified. It is apparent that there is no clear accepted definition of a researcher and what qualifications and credentials are required to conduct research. Conclusion: The nature of the information allowed development of a BHSSJOG HREC Researcher declaration to support HREC consideration of researcher capacity to meet the requirement identified in both the National Statement (NS)2 and the Australian Code3 and to minimise risk.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11054/847
Internal ID Number: 00803
Health Subject: ETHICS COMMITTEES, RESEARCH
HREC
HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH
HUMAN RESEARCH ETHICS COMMITTEE
ORGANIZATIONAL OBJECTIVES
RESEARCH PERSONNEL
Type: Conference
Poster
Appears in Collections:Research Output

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