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Date and time: Thursday 6th February 2020. 11.30am - 12.30pm
Topic: AIATSIS Code of Ethics for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research
Presenter: Dr Lisa Strelein, Jaylee Martin
Venue: Mabo Room, AIATSIS, 51 Lawson Crescent, Acton ACT 2601
Register online by: 3 February 2020

This is a free event organised by the Canberra Regional Network Committee of the AES. Our regular events provides an opportunity for you to meet with AES members and others in Canberra and to share and learn from the experiences of fellow evaluators. Members are encouraged to bring along colleagues with an interest in the topic even if they are not yet members of the AES. Please pass this email onto your colleagues and networks.

Seminar overview

The AES Canberra Region and Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)  are hosting a seminar to raise awareness about the new AIATSIS Code of Ethics. The Seminar is presented by Dr Lisa Strelein and Jaylee Martin who lead AIATSIS’s work on ethics. 

Since its establishment the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) has provided national and international guidance in the ethical practice of research concerning Indigenous peoples through the Guidelines for Ethical Research In Australian Indigenous Studies. During 2019, AIATSIS conducted a review to improve the standards of engagement and the benefits that research can offer to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. On 1 July 2019, AIATSIS released a Consultation Draft of the AIATSIS Code of Ethics for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research and invited submissions. AIATSIS expect to release a final AIATSIS Code of Ethics in early 2020. 

The Australian Evaluation Society aims to promote ethical evaluation practice. It requires the members to uphold the AES Code of Ethics and Guidelines for the Ethical Conduct of Evaluations as a condition of membership. The Guidelines for the Ethical Conduct of Evaluations explicitly notes that the Guidelines are complemented by other guides, including the AIATSIS Guidelines for Ethical Research in Indigenous Studies. 

AIATSIS is also committed to building the community of practice in Indigenous ethical research. It is supporting the implementation of the Code by increasing the suite of practical tools and resources, and by delivering training and workshops both face to face and online. 

Extract from the 2019 Revision of the AIATSIS Guidelines for Ethical Research in Australian Indigenous Studies, Consultation Draft. 
These guidelines apply to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research including research activities relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collections. In the Australian context, research has generally been defined as ‘investigation undertaken to gain knowledge and understanding’ and casts a wide net in terms of what constitutes research. Research includes not only academic research carried out in and by universities and publicly funded research agencies, but also archival research, evaluation, quality assurance, social marketing, government policy and program design, and re-use of data for public policy and clinical trials, among others.” (p.8). 

Presenters background

Dr Lisa Strelein and Jaylee Martin have led the development of the AIATSIS Code of Ethics.

 

Please note: Details of how to access the event via streaming will be provided closer to the event 





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