Ethics and Research

Ethical Research Consultation

CMHDARN seeks to encourage researchers to participate in a process of peer-review regarding ethical issues to promote ethical conduct in practice-based research in mental health and alcohol and other drugs sectors. This process helps to improve the quality of research related to these sectors, which, in turn, makes the research more useful for CMHDARN’s members. CMHDARN will support community managed mental health and AOD sectors to both implement and demonstrate ethical research in their workplace.

The CMHDARN Research Ethics Consultation Committee (RECC) has been established to provide ethical guidance to researchers and research participants. The RECC provides a researchers’ forum for ongoing consultation and guidance in matters of ethics regarding human research enquiries within the mental health and alcohol and other drug communities.

HOW CAN THE CMHDARN RECC ASSIST YOU?

  • by informing you to ethical standards and guidelines appropriate to your research endeavour
  • when reviewing your proposed research methodology we can consider your project from an ethical perspective and provide feedback on consultation proposals; data collection tools; confidentiality and privacy issues and more…
  • help you think through ways to conduct individual consultations, forums and surveys and identify potential safety issues for consumers, carers and other stakeholders that the project might give rise to
  • advise on any required Human Research Ethics Committee applications

HOW CAN YOU REQUEST ETHICS AND RESEARCH REVIEW OF YOUR PROJECT?

  1. Complete the Request for Ethical Research Consultation form and submit to info@cmhdaresearchnetwork.com.au
  2. The CMHDARN RECC will meet to explore your application, and provide feedback, ask questions and make recommendations

FORMS

Request for Ethical Research Consultation form – MHCC/NADA Membership Led Research

Request for Ethical Research Consultation form – Academic Research

MORE INFORMATION

Contact the Research Network Coordinator

EMAIL info@cmhdaresearchnetwork.com.au

PHONE 02 9555 8388

Download the CMHDARN Ethics Consultation Committee information flyer here – PDF

 

Useful Resources: 

NSW Health

National Health and Medical Research Council

Understanding Consent in Research Involving Children: the ethical issues – A handbook for ethics committees and researchers

St James Ethics Centre

Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine

The Ethics Guidebook