Making ethics review a learning institution: The Ethics Application Repository proof of concept -

Martin Tolich, Emma Tumilty

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The Ethics Application Repository is an open access, online repository of exemplary Institutional Review Board (ethics committee) application forms donated by scholars who want to gift some of their expertise and wisdom to novice researchers in the spirit of a public good. This article describes the background for the genesis of the project, the building of The Ethics Application Repository as a proof of concept and the initial supportive and critical feedback from graduate students, graduate advisors and Institutional Review Board members. The article also serves as a call for donations from qualitative researchers to enlarge and develop stage 2 of the project, the development of special collections featuring children, information research, innovative methodologies and community-based participatory research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-212
Number of pages12
JournalQualitative Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes



  • data sharing
  • ethics
  • ethics committees
  • institutional review boards
  • research ethics committee
  • The Ethics Application Repository

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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