Journal article

Ethical Concerns in Suicide Research: Results of an International Researcher Survey

Karl Andriessen, Lennart Reifels, Karolina Krysinska, Jo Robinson, Georgia Dempster, Jane Pirkis

JOURNAL OF EMPIRICAL RESEARCH ON HUMAN RESEARCH ETHICS | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

Researchers and research ethics committees share a common goal of conducting ethically sound research. However, little is known of researchers' experiences in obtaining ethics approval for suicide-related studies. This study aimed to investigate what concerns researchers have received on suicide-related ethics applications and how they dealt with it. Thirty-four respondents, recruited through the International Association for Suicide Prevention, filled out an online survey. The study found that researchers have received important concerns regarding potential harm and researchers' responsibilities to participants. Researchers modified their application and/or consulted their research ethics c..

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Awarded by NHMRC Early Career Fellowship


Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: The study was supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Health. Dr. Karl Andriessen was supported by a NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (APP1157796). Dr. Jo Robinson was supported by a NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (APP1142348). The funding sources had no role in the design of the study; the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; the writing of the manuscript; and the decision to submit the manuscript for publication.