iDARE stems from the project: Developing new approaches to ethics and research integrity training through challenges posed by Creative Practice Research, investigating new ways of supporting ethical know-how and creative practice research for higher degree research candidates, supervisors, academics and ethics administrators.

We are focusing on developing this website to gather together:

  • Best practice resources to assist in the negotiation of ethical concerns within the ethics approval process.
  • Best practice resources to facilitate the acquisition of ethical know-how as an ongoing practice embedded in creative research.

The aim of this research is to develop a robust and innovative ethics culture in creative arts and design practices within University research settings. It will examine how the ethics experience in the University setting can best accommodate research in creative practice and design; best prepare PhD/HDR candidates and academic researchers for a professional practice outside the academy and engender the acquisition of ‘ethical know-how’ that will enable graduates to negotiate ethical challenges in their careers.

We are conducting a series of workshops at RMIT in 2016 and at our partner universities in 2017.

A themed iDARE conference, Creative Arts Research and the Ethics of Innovation was held in Melbourne in September 2016. The Macgeorge speaker keynote by Professor Jane Rendell, The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London is here. Professor Rendell is a leading UK researcher concerned with research ethics and building ethical know-how in Architecture and the creative disciplines.

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Support for this project has been provided by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching.  The views in this project do not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching.