Beyond Compliance: Ethics and Integrity Research Showcase

'Beyond Compliance: Ethics and Integrity Research Showcase' is an annual event open to the public, celebrating recent advances and innovations in research ethics and integrity at the University of Melbourne.

The principles of research ethics and integrity are more than prescriptive requirements; they are active, living principles extending beyond compliance. This event showcases research supported by the Sir William Brunton Memorial Fund via the University of Melbourne's Office for Research Ethics and Integrity (OREI) Development Grants scheme.

 

The Sir William Brunton Memorial Fund was established in honour of the late Sir William Brunton, businessman and lord mayor. The estate of Sir William Brunton was largely left to charities and from the income of his bequest to The University of Melbourne, the promotion of research in the University continues.

Further details of Sir William Brunton’s life and legacy can be found here.

 

Beyond Compliance 2015

Beyond Compliance 2015 was held in association with the Department of Mircobiology and Immunology on the 20th of October 2015, and featured the work of the five recipients of the Development Grant Scheme.

'Using research participants as co-researchers: Ethical considerations' by Dr Merle Spriggs, Children's Bioethics Centre / Centre for Health Equity (Melbourne School of Population and Global Health)

'Development of a surgical teaching model for vessel ligation and hemostasis' Ms Carol Bradley (Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences)

'Development of an improved formulation of anaesthetic agent to improve the welfare of laboratory animals at euthanasia' by Associate Professor Simon Bailey (Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences)
 

'Digital Storytelling and Aboriginal young people: ethical and cultural considerations for researching with visual/sensory methods in an online world' by Dr Fran Edmonds (Faculty of Arts)

 

 

'Trust Me I'm an Artist ... or She'll Be Right' by Ms Katy Greenland (Faculty of the VCA & MCM)

 

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Beyond Compliance 2014

The inaugural Beyond Compliance event was held in 2014 and featured presentations from recipients of funding under the 2013 Ethics and Integrity Development Grants scheme.

Projects included:

  • 'Improving ethics and integrity of aboriginal research by establishing a Yorta Yorta Community Ethics Advisory Group' by Mr Peter Ferguson and Ms Raelene Nixon (Rural Health Academic Centre)

  • 'CrookMoo: Simulating the clinical examination of cattle' by Associate Professor Peter Mansell (Faculty of Veterinary Science)

  • 'Survey of approval processes for Human Research Ethics Committees at University of Melbourne affiliated hospitals' by Professor David Story (Melbourne Medical School)

  • 'Ethical methodologies and protocols for researching with children under the age of 5 years' by Dr Kylie Smith and Ms Margaret Coady (Youth Research Centre, Melbourne Graduate School of Education)

  • 'Ethical considerations for Bionic Eyes' by Dr Kate Fox (Physics)

  • 'The ethics of intervening in the social lives of vulnerable older people' by Dr Jenny Waycott (Computing and Information Systems)

 

Podcast from Beyond Compliance: Ethics and Integrity Research Showcase 2014 available here

Vodcast from Beyond Compliance: Ethics and Integrity Research Showcase 2014 available here