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Welcome to the course

Higher degree students and academic staff will need to complete research with human participants at some stage in their academic career, but may struggle with understanding the ethical principles with this type of research as well as complete an ethics application. That’s where this e-learning course comes in.

Human Research Ethics Foundations is one of the only free and openly available courses to researchers. Created by University of Southern Queensland researchers, this course will provide researchers both new and experienced, with a good understanding of human research ethics. Additionally, this e-learning course will offer an interactive environment where researchers are provided with links to interesting clips and can complete questions designed to get them thinking about their own research projects and come away with the tools necessary to complete an ethics application.

The course’s designers are experts in ethics and are members of both Human Research Ethics Committees and Professional Standards Committees.

You can enrol in all the available modules or just pick and choose the ones that you want to learn more information.

What you will learn

  • An introduction to research ethics
  • Research methodology: The risks and benefits
  • Recruitment and data collection
  • Collection, use, and management of data and information
  • Research merit, integrity, and monitoring requirements
  • Communication of research findings

Licence information

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International licence by the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. Note that corporate logos (such as the USQ Phoenix, and any other company represented) and branding are specifically excluded from the licence; and may not be reproduced under any circumstances without the express written permission of the copyright holders.

CC-BY-NC licence

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