On behalf of the NHMRC, the Lowitja Institute and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) are conducting an evaluation of two documents that relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research ethics:
· ‘Values and Ethics: Guidelines for Ethical Conduct in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research’; and
· ‘Keeping Research on Track: A Guide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples about Health Research’.
We are interested in hearing your views about how these guidelines have been used and if they have assisted in the research process. We particularly want to hear from:
· Aboriginal community controlled and government health services
· Researchers in the Aboriginal health arena
· Research organisations such as universities and research institutes
· Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants in research
· Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) members
· HREC administrators
These two documents currently shape the way that health research is conducted in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities all over Australia. Your input will help ensure that the guidelines effectively meet the needs of you, your community or your organisation.
Workshops – Locations and Dates – All workshops will run from 9.30am – 1.30pm
||Monday 5 August, Jimmy Chi Hall, Broome Civic Centre, 27 Weld Street, Broome
||Monday 5 August, Port Kennedy Hall, 64-66 Douglas Street, Thursday Island
||Wednesday 7 August, Conference room, ATSICHS Head office, 55 Annerley Road, Woolloongabba
||Thursday 7 August, Conference room, Derbarl Yerrigan, 156 Wittenoom Street, East Perth
||Monday 12 August, Functions Hall, Nunkuwarrin Yunti, 182–190 Wakefield Street, Adelaide
||Monday 12 August, Room 6.1.03, Casuarina Campus, Charles Darwin University, Ellengowan Drive, Casuarina
||Wednesday 14 August, Conference room, Wuchopperen Health Services, 13 Moignard Street, Manoora, Cairns
||Thursday 15 August, Corkwood Room, Desert Knowledge Australia, Desert Knowledge Precinct, South Stuart Highway, Alice Springs
PLEASE REGISTER YOUR ATTENDANCE FOR A WORKSHOP. Your registration ensures we can cater for you on the day.
Your input is important to us. There are a variety of ways you can submit your feedback about these two documents.
· Complete a short survey or upload a written submission
· The consultation team will also be available for phone interviews by request.
· For more details about this project, please contact Ray Lovett at AIATSIS or Mary Guthrie at the Lowitja Institute.
If you are not able to attend the consultations, please pass this on to others whom you think may be able to attend and contribute to this important discussion about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research ethics.