Research Ethics in a Covid-10 World - Webinar hosted by ARMS in collaboration with AEN

11:00am Wednesday, 11 November 2020
12:30pm Wednesday, 11 November 2020

A webinar hosted by ARMS in collaboration with AEN
Research Ethics in a Covid-19 World

Wednesday 11 November 2020 11:00AM - 12:30PM AEDT

Session times are listed in AEDT

The COVID-19 global pandemic has profoundly affected the conduct of research. Some research has been severely restricted, and many have had to alter protocols and methods. Other research, associated with prevention and treatment of COVID, and strategies to address anxiety, uncertainty and social isolation, has increased. Research ethics review is now routinely conducted online. 

In the webinar, we will address the following questions:

·         What has changed in the research ethics landscape?

·         How are changes to research protocols and methods being ethically evaluated?

·         What are the ‘work arounds’ research ethics committees have made?

·         How has urgent research been expedited? What makes it urgent?


The webinar will be facilitated by Professor Clare Delany, Chair of the Humanities and Social Sciences Human Research Ethics Committee at the University of Melbourne.

Speakers and topics:

  1. Ms Suzana Kovacevic: Manager, Human Research Ethics (STEMM): The University of Melbourne
     An overview: of the Major Challenges in Research Ethics during COVID-19
  2. Dr Sianna Panagiotopoulos: Manager Office for Research, Austin LifeSciences, Austin Medical Research Foundation 
     A Focus on Ethics Review: How has COVID-19 transformed the way HRECs operate to ensure ‘business as usual’?
  3. Dr Nitya Phillipson. Director, Research Operations. The Royal Children’s Hospital
    The Bright Side of COVID-19: Identifying opportunities from the Pandemic
  4. Panel Discussion with researchers, research ethics committee members and research ethics leaders. 

ARMS Members: This is a free event for all ARMS members - Price will be discounted in the Shopping Cart.
Non-Members: $50 (GST inclusive)

CPD: Accredited members (ARMAs and ARMFs) will automatically accrue 1.5 CPD hours for this virtual webinar.

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