Research Ethics Committee Members Regional Workshop hosted by the University of St Andrews
Wednesday 27th May
Hosted by University of St Andrews
This is a “must” workshop for Research Ethics Committee Chairs and Members to learn about best practice and tackle challenging questions. The one-day workshop will discuss approaches to ethics review in different research institutions, applying ethics theory, consent in research, challenges of diverse research and collaborative research and open discussion of hot topics in research ethics. Delegates will have the opportunity to share their own experiences and talk about the issues which matter to them.
Simon Kolstoe: Is a Senior Lecturer in Evidence Based Healthcare and the University Ethics Advisor at the University of Portsmouth. Along with overseeing his university’s research ethics and governance processes he chairs the Hampshire A NHS research ethics committee, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) research ethics committee, and Public Health England’s (PHE) ethics and governance group.
David Carpenter: David worked as a moral and political philosopher at the University of Portsmouth for most of his professional career. He was also the University Ethics Adviser, providing advice and support across the institution. David now works as an independent adviser and trainer in research ethics; he works under the auspices of UKRIO, ARMA and the Health Research Authority (HRA). David is a long-standing NHS Research Ethics Committee chair; he chairs a busy committee reviewing studies including clinical trials, research involving adults lacking capacity and a wide range of qualitative and quantitative projects. David chair’s Google DeepMind’s Human Behavioural Research Ethics Committee David is also a member of the British Psychological Society Ethics Committee.
10:00 – 10:15
Welcome, Introductions and Aims
10:15 – 10:45
A Comparison of Ethics Reviews: Universities versus the Ministry of Defence (MOD), Public Health England (PHE) and the NHS
10:45 – 11:00
11:00 – 12:00
Ethical Ethics Review: Applying theory in ethics review – a shift from compliance checking?
12:00 – 12:45
12:45 – 14:00
Interactive Review Activity:
Ensuring autonomy and consent – alternative consent arrangements and managing consent in research
Challenges for Universities in the ethics review and management of diverse research