Ethics and Good Research Practice (online)

This course provides participants with an understanding of what constitutes good practice in research and what factors make research ethical or unethical.

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Course dates

Registration is open for the following session:

  • 30 SEP – 7 OCT 2022
    (Registration closes 27 September)

This course is self-paced, with access available for one week. It takes around 4 hours to complete.

Course delivery


Course fees

Standard fee: $185 incl. GST

Fee for Monash Partners staff/students and Monash alumni: $100 incl. GST

Free for current SPHPM staff and students

Program contact

Phone: +61 3 9903 0289

Terms and Conditions

The training will increase awareness of the kinds of ethical issues that arise in clinical research. Participants will learn about national and international guidelines on ethics in research and the current system of Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) review.

Learning objectives

  • Explain how research in the past has influenced and shaped the way we conduct research today
  • Identify guidelines, codes of practice and laws that are in place to safeguard against pour quality research that can endanger participants
  • Define confidentiality and privacy, be able to differentiate between the two and understand how they relate to research
  • Describe the basics of Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  • Recognise the essential documents related to GCP (as defined by the ICH GCP guidelines)
  • Identify different forms of recruitment
  • Outline the consent process and document informed consent

Who should attend?

As this course provides the fundamentals of ethics and research it would be beneficial for people involved in qualitative, quantitative, observational and interventional research. This includes students (Honours, Masters by research and PhD) as well as research staff, particularly those who are new to research.

Course facilitator

While the information contained herein was correct at the date of publication, Monash University reserves the right to alter procedures, fees and regulations should the need arise.