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AEN History


The Australasian Ethics Network (AEN) provides a platform for those involved in human research (researchers, ethics committee members and Chairs, and administrators) to share their experiences and views and communicate new ideas.
The AEN started as a network of NSW HREC Chairs and Secretariat who initially met at UTS in 1994. Since then the AEN has evolved into a strong network with a broad audience and geographic coverage.
Recent successful conferences included Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, with attendance of up to 350 delegates per event. AEN conferences are now held annually with support from the Australasian Research Management Society and industry sponsors.

The AEN is a broad network promoting human ethics review among universities, research institutes and hospitals and interacts closely with government bodies, regulators and funding bodies.


AEN 2014 Organising committee

Dr Margaret Faedo, the University of Sydney (Convenor)

Dr Karolyn White, Macquarie University

Dr Yordanka Krastev, University of Technology Sydney

Dr Ted Rohr, University of New South Wales

Dr Jane Hobson, University of Western Sydney

Ms Susanna Gorman, Australian Catholic University

A/Prof Ian Kerridge, VELiM

Professor Cameron Stewart, NBOT

Call for expression of interest to host the 2016 AEN conference

The Australasian Ethics Network (AEN) advisory committee is currently calling for Expressions of Interest to host the 2016 AEN conference. Previous AEN conferences have been hosted in Melbourne 2010, Brisbane 2012, Fremantle 2013 and the upcoming one is to be held in Sydney in December 2014.

The successful institution would take responsibility for all conference planning including a stimulating conference program, arranging keynote speakers, organisation of session chairs, selection of abstracts, conference website, marketing, sponsors, registration, catering and social events. The Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) is providing the governance support for the conference and this includes that organisers should use a professional event company.

Expressions of interest should provide information on:

  • Name of the institution that offers to take the main responsibility;
  • Other institutions involved;
  • Reasoning for applying, describing why the lead institution wants to host the conference;
  • Proposed conference venue/s;
  • How the collaboration between the members of the network will be facilitated;
To submit an expression of interest, please complete the Expression of Interest form below and email to Ms Adele Kay at Adele.Kay@utas.edu.au


If you have any questions regarding the EoI, please contact Ms Adele Kay.

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