iDARE Research

iDARE Research

Conference papers

Creative Arts Research Approaches to Ethics: New ways to address situated practices in action
 Presented at 12th Quality in Postgraduate Research conference (QPR2016) Adelaide in April 2016 and focused on the theme ‘Society, Economy and Communities: 21st Century Innovations in Doctoral Education’ Proceedings:


Peer reviewed articles

Creative Arts Research Approaches to Ethics: New ways to address situated practices in action
Barbara Bolt, Kate MacNeil Pia Ednie-Brown, Estelle Barrett Marie A SierraCarole Wilson, and Megan J McPherson
Link to come)

Book chapters 


DARE Intended outcomes, outputs and deliverables

DARE Intended outcomes

  1. Mapping of current practices: a compilation of existing ethics practices with in creative arts and design institutions and Indigenous Research units in universities that offer creative practice graduate research training in their programs.
  2. Building pedagogical knowledge through best practice resources: a set of best practice case studies—across the fields of the visual arts and design, performing arts, music, film, digital media and new gaming technologies—will be assembled from these existing practices, and through the research undertaken within the project;
  3. Professional development through a shared vocabulary for ethics in creative practice: through a series of workshops, debates and a symposium the creative practices higher research degree community will develop a shared body of knowledge around ethical compliance requirements and the acquisition of ethical know-how;
  4. Prepare the creative practice academic workforce of the future: the acquisition of ethical know-how in the course of PhD studies will provide an enduring skill for both future academic employment and supervisions, enabling ‘judgment calls’ as a matter of course;
  5. A community of interest: The project methodology is based on the establishment of a network across academics in higher education, which will be self-sustaining. It will enable the establishment of inter-institutional network of creative practice researchers who can share information, resources and advice on questions arising out of research ethics in the creative arts.

DARE Intended outputs

  1. A Special Journal issue around the theme: Ethical Know-how and Creative Practice Research: The team will submit a proposal for a themed special issue to journals. It will invite presenters from the conference to submit papers for peer review to be submitted for publication.

DARE Intended deliverables

  1. A website and online toolkit: a sustainable method of collating sector resources; best practice examples; and hosting ongoing discussion about research ethics in creative practice, with a clear proposal for its continuing maintenance through the network of ethics coordinators in relevant institutions;
  2. Policy Advice: Dissemination of findings to University Human Research Ethics Committees of the participating universities, to the bodies responsible for the development of the National Statements on Ethical Conduct in Human and Animal Research and more broadly to national and international industry bodies, researchers and educators in the field.