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Free Prior Informed Consent & Iterative consent – What do they mean and why are they so important to co-creation?

Free Prior Informed Consent & Iterative consent – What do they mean and why are they so important to co-creation?

The Collaboratory Conversation Series episode Community Engagement and Informed Consent – A Conversation with Azure Hermes talked about a couple of concepts that are really important ethical underpinnings to co-creative processes that work across differentials of power – the principles of Free, Prior & Informed Consent (FPIC) and Iterative Consent. In this article we dive a bit deeper into these concepts and how the National Centre for Indigenous Genomics (NCIG) have communicated and engaged with First Nations community members to achieve these principles in practice.  

Embracing the opportunities to develop stronger collaborative cultures in Universities

Embracing the opportunities to develop stronger collaborative cultures in Universities

In this second part of our blog series on the CASS Collaborative Cultures Project we share recent participatory research undertaken with staff at the Australian National University’s (ANU) College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) investigating the institutional, project and individual enablers and challenges of collaborative practice in a university context. We outline our process and findings to date and share our plans for next steps in action research and culture change to enhance collaborative cultures at the ANU.