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If you have an interest in research involving human beings, the Association for Research Ethics can help.
Date for your diary!
UK Research Integrity Office events
Authorship: promoting good practice and resolving disputes - 1 April 2014
The focus of the workshop will be the discussion of good practice in authorship and how to promote high standards within institutions. Speakers from UKRIO and other organisations will share their experiences and perspectives, including how to respond to common issues and pitfalls. Discussions will address the required standards for authorship, the customs which have arisen in different disciplines and the potential ‘grey areas’ which can occur.
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Note that this event is for for staff from UKRIO subscriber institutions only; if in doubt contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Date for your diary!
20th May 2014 'Research- The Internet and Social Media'
AfRE is delighted to announce that Sunderland University will be our first Institution to host a regional workshop.
There are lots of benefits to becoming a Sponsor Host, to find out more, click here
AfRE Newsletter February 2014 available here
Our weekly round up of interesting articles w/c 10/03/2014
Earlier interesting articles can be found by clicking here
AfRE, in partnership with HRA.
'Good Supervision' Workshops
Manchester University, 27th March, Progamme and booking form available here
Did you know how easy it is to sponsor a workshop, a student or even a coffee break? From only £25, you benefit too!
Or consider hosting an event, saving you up to £1500 delegate fees - not to mention promoting your organisation. Check here for more information:
Framework of Policies and Procedures
for University Research Ethics Committees available here
If you would like to participate in our Pilot Study, please contact email@example.com
A series of workshops to support the framework will take place during 2014 - look out for dates in your area!
COPE - Guidance for Editors: Research, Audit and
The Lancet - Research: increasing value, reducing waste.
The new look website of the Social Care Research Ethics Committee is now live
Don't forget to check out our other guidelines and links!
AREC Newsletter for October 2013
“China’s publication bazaar,” where scientists buy and become authors of scientifc papers they did not write. For the article, click here
Science and Technology Committee Third Report - Clinical Trials
Read about it here
Retraction Watch - Science reporter spoofs hundreds of open access journals with fake papers - article here
The EQUATOR (Enhancing the Quality and Transparency of Health Research) Network is an international initiative that seeks to improve the reliability and value of published health research literature by promoting transparent and accurate reporting and wider use of robust reporting guidelines. Check out their good practice guidelines here
The Randomized Registry Trial — The Next Disruptive Technology in Clinical Research? Click here for the full article
FDA takes step to encourage pediatric drug studies. For more information, click here
A new IOM study will explore strategies for the responsible sharing
of clinical trial data, read about it here
Online forum - register now, just click the icon on the right and have fun sharing, learning and supporting your community
Should children be involved in research? Read this article and post your views on the AREC forum.
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AfRE is an independent, self-governing body of Research Ethics Community Members, with the aim of fostering excellence in research involving human participants that will enhance human health or well-being.