Watch our October 2020 webinar to hear Martin Tolich from the NZ Ethics Committee discuss community research ethics and how the NZEC can support you or your organisation on your community research journey. Martin also speaks about some of the pressing issues in ethical community research including:
- Te Tiriti o Waitangi
- Pākehā Paralysis
- Importance of having a relationship with NZ Ethics Committee
He discusses what defines research, why ethics is important, who needs to consider ethics and how we can address this kaupapa better as research commissioning organisations and those undertaking research.
We also have the official relaunch of the revised Community Research Code of Practice with our Community Research Co-chair, Garth Nowland-Foreman.
Finally, we promote a range of professional associations that can support you in your ethical practice and some of the indemnity requirements you may need to consider when undertaking or commissioning research in the community.
Note: Aroha mai. Dr Lily George was not able to join us as a panelist for this webinar.
To connect with NZEC, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the discussion on Facebook
Community Research has created a private Facebook discussion group where you can meet other NGOs who are grappling with similar questions to you. https://www.facebook.com/groups/265767623828732/
About the Presenters
Martin Tolich’s first degrees were from Auckland University and his Ph.D. in Sociology was from University of California, Davis. He is currently Associate Professor in Sociology at Otago University, New Zealand. Martin has authored and co-authored numerous books on Research Methods and Research Ethics for Pearson, Oxford University Press, Routledge and Sage. His latest books were Planning Ethically Responsible Research (with Sieber), the Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research Ethics (with Ron Iphofen), Public Sociology Capstone: Non-neoliberal Alternatives to Internships, Social Science Research in New Zealand (with Davidson). His forthcoming book with Routledge is Finding Your Ethical Self: a guidebook for novice qualitative researchers. He has served on ethics committees for over twenty years and in 2008 founded a not-for-profit independent New Zealand Ethics Committee. In 2012, he gained a blue-sky three year Marsden Grant from the Royal Society of New Zealand to study tensions around ethics review.
Garth is the Co-Chair of the Tangata Tiriti Caucus of Community Research.
Christchurch-based, Garth is a director of LEaD Centre for Not for Profit Leadership, working across Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific. For 18 years he lectured part-time in the Unitec NZ Graduate Programme in Not for Profit Management. Garth has researched and written widely on these topics and especially on non-profit funding, outcomes and accountability, social policy and advocacy, and strategic philanthropy.
Garth has a number of voluntary roles and has served on the boards of the Australia and New Zealand Third Sector Research (ANZTSR), the Lottery Grants Board, New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS), and the Christchurch Methodist Mission. He chaired the Committee for the Study of the New Zealand Non Profit Sector and was also the first SAN registered Social Auditor in Aotearoa New Zealand. Previously, he has worked in a Cabinet Minister’s office and was national director of the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) for six years. Garth has two adult sons, one of whom has a number of disabilities.