Gigi Foster

Gigi Foster is a senior lecturer with the School of Economics at the University of New South Wales, having received her BA from Yale (majoring in ethics, politics, and economics), and her PhD in economics from the University of Maryland. Her research interests and contributions lie in the areas of education, econometric methodology, behavioral economics, and the multi-disciplinary analysis of human behavior in groups.

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury, Consider Research Ethics

Imagine an ethics review system where the researcher’s proposal is read by an ‘ethics jury’ of four to six researchers drawn, as in legal juries, from the academic population at large, suggests Australia’s Gigi Foster.

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Ethics drawing

Taking a Stick to Ethics Boards

Writing about her experiences in Australia, Gigi Foster wonders if ethics boards are more interested in ticking the necessary boxes and not upholding the standards that supposedly underlie the boards’ existence.

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