A systematic review of self-reported ethical practices in publications of cluster randomised trials conducted in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander settings
This systematic review describes self-reported ethical practices in research conducted in Australia involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Mass vaccination is needed to mitigate against the effects of COVID-19, and to help Australia start to ease restrictions. This paper explores some fundamental principles which form the blueprint for a safe and ethical 'vaccination passport' system.
This document outlines the ethical issues that should be considered in any evaluation and provides guidance on when an evaluation is likely to need a formal review by a Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC).
Transparent triage policies during the COVID-19 pandemic: a critical part of medico-legal risk management for clinicians
This journal article provides an overview of current COVID-19 triage policies in Australia.
Cutting-edge biotechnology, mainly consisting of gene editing, gene drives and gene synthesis, is developing and changing rapidly. This report examines the overall planning and governance of biotechnology around the world.
The use of artificial intelligence (AI) and chatbots in healthcare is a true reflection of the current times, when the world had to move in a flash to digital systems. The Chatbots RESET framework reflects months of effort by the project community, with contributions from...
Enforcing mandatory vaccination is a complicated proposition intersecting public health, rights to bodily autonomy and medical ethics. RMIT ABC Fact Check takes a look at whether mandatory vaccination could be enforced in Australia.
Policy should reflect a society’s ethical positions on issues, and too often the two are divorced until a conflict arises. As such, the tools in this document are presented as a starting point to develop or refine a set of guiding principles and ethical standards...
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is committed to ensuring that NHMRC-funded research is of the highest quality. In May 2019, the NHMRC commissioned ORIMA Research to conduct a survey on its behalf in relation to the research culture in Australian NHMRC-funded institutions...
This guidance document offers a collection of case studies and set of questions to prompt deeper discussions about ethical tensions pertinent to the collection and use of genomic data.
This paper provides an overview of mitochondrial donation and related ethical and social issues in the context of Australian law. The purpose of this paper is to inform and engage the Australian community and to seek views on the issues raised.
This report contains policy and investment recommendations for trustworthy Artificial Intelligence, addressed to EU institutions and Member States. The High-Level Expert Group on AI puts forward suggestions that can guide trustworthy AI towards sustainability, growth and competitiveness, as well as inclusion – while empowering, benefiting...
The guidelines put forward a set of 7 key requirements that the expert group believes AI systems should meet in order to be deemed trustworthy. A specific assessment list aims to help verify the application of each of the key requirements. The first draft of...
This report explores the clinical impact of AI for doctors and patients in the UK in the near future. It is not an exhaustive analysis of the potential of AI or the implications for clinical care, but a snapshot of 12 areas that will be...
This report looks at the science of mitochondrial donation and evaluates whether the Australian government should consider making mitochondrial donation available within Australia, and if so, under what kind of regulatory regime.
This POSTnote explains the plans to introduce electronic health records for everyone. As well as background on what information such records will contain, the paper discusses the opportunities and challenges implementing them will involve.
Professor Peter Singer (Princeton) and Associate Professor Charles Camosy (Fordham University) debated the ethics of euthanasia and assisted suicide at the International Conference on End of Life in Brisbane, 2014. The conference was co-hosted by QUT’s Australian Centre for Health Law Research, Dalhousie Health Law...
The Clinical Ethics Capacity Building Resource Manual is aimed at institutions such as hospitals and clinics and provides information and tools for use in: facilitating building clinical ethics capacity, managing operational issues associated with clinical ethics services, and providing ethics consultation, including a review of...