My name is Elena Wilson and I am a PhD Candidate at the La Trobe Rural Health School, La Trobe University in Bendigo, Australia.  I am conducting a CBPR project in a rural town in Victoria, Australia,   to assist the community to plan for health improvement into the future.   The project is a University/Health Service partnership and is part of a larger program incorporating three rural communities.  If you would like to know more about this program of research please click here .

In the course of conducting this CBPR project, I have reflected on situations which raised ethical questions for me.   I wondered about  the extent to which other CBPR researchers around the world might be considering ethical questions associated with their research.  A scoping review revealed that while there was much interest and writing on the topic there is no body of work that brings together experiences of CBPR researchers globally relating to ethics at the different stages of the research process.

I have chosen to write about the ethical implications of CBPR as part of my PhD.

The next step:

So now I would like to invite CBPR researchers, everywhere,  to  share their experiences of ethics in relation to their involvement in CBPR.

If you are a CBPR researcher  and you would like to participate in this study, you are invited to post about your experiences in the comments box on this blog.  It has dedicated use for this study and has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee of  La Trobe University as the research site for this study.

Please read the Participant Information Statement prior to posting comments on this blog.  

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    Ron Glass said:
    June 24, 2014 at 11:03 am

    hello Elena – I am a Professor of Philosophy of Education and PI/Director of a University of California multi-campus research program initiative, the Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California (http://ccrec.ucsc.edu). We are now four years into a cross-disciplinary study of the ethical issues in equity-oriented collaborative community-based research. I would be interested in talking with you outside the channel of your blog and directly through my email address below. Ron Glass


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