HUMAN RESEARCH ETHICS

RESEARCH MERIT AND INTEGRITY

PART C:
Achievement Test

The following questions are designed to enable you to show that you have understood the essential features of how the National Statement draws on and applies the value and principle of research merit and integrity.

Feedback is provided on your answers. Where this indicates that you have not selected the optimal answer, you will be directed to review this Part and answer the question a second time.

C1. Which of the following most accurately states on whom the National Statement imposes the responsibility for ensuring that each human research proposal has merit?

Select which of the following you regard as the best answer.

     

on institutions

This is not the best answer.

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on ethical review bodies

This is not the best answer, although paragraph 5.1.1 does impose a broad responsibility

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on researchers

This is the best answer, shown by paragraph 5.2.5.

C2. Which of the following is the most accurate statement of the sources of responsibility for dealing with researcher misconduct?

Select which of the following you regard as the best answer.

     

functions of ethical review bodies under the National Statement

This is not the best answer.

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responsibilities of researchers under both the National Statement and the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research.

This is not the best answer.

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responsibilities of institutions under both the National Statement and the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research.

This is the best answer.

C3. Which of the following best describes the level of ethical attention that the National Statement gives to research merit and integrity?

Select which of the following you regard as the best answer.

     

only at the level of an overall assessment of a research proposal;

This is not the best answer.

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only at the level of specific aspects of the research, such as funding, and researcher competence;

This is not the best answer.

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at any level, whether of design, funding or participant involvement, where lack of merit or integrity can lead to disrespect for participants.

This is the best answer.