Aspect Research Centre for Autism Practice (ARCAP) COVID-19 Notice
Given how rapidly the COVID-19 crisis is evolving and its impact on the autism community, autistic community and families and carers, we have revised the scheduled timeline for a number of research projects.Find out more
If you are an academic, researcher or university student who is conducting research in the field of autism
If you are an academic, researcher or university student who has HREC approval for a study in the field of autism, you can apply to the Aspect Research Centre for Autism Practice to have this study included in one monthly listing posted on Aspect’s Facebook page. We will also publish a page about your study on Aspect’s website for the duration of your study’s recruitment period.
To apply for inclusion in this listing, you need to:
- Complete an Application form and the Participant recruitment advertising form
- Supply a digital copy of all documentation, including your HREC documentation
- Pay a non-refundable fee of $150 (not required for Autism CRC research projects)
- Email your completed forms, supporting documentation and payment receipt to the Aspect Research Centre for Autism Practice.
Application to recruit for autism research via ARCAP 2019
Aspect participant recruitment advertisement
If you are a school student
Unfortunately, we are currently unable to support applications from school students.
Conducting research at an Aspect school or in an Aspect service
What is the approval process?
The Aspect Research Centre for Autism Practice assesses applications to ensure that all research studies promoted via Aspect comply with professional standards and respect the needs of people on the autism spectrum and their support network.
Each application is assessed against a set of criteria, including:
- Does the conduct of this research have clear benefits for the people on the autism spectrum, their support network and the wider autism community?
- Do the Participant Information Statement, consent forms, recruitment materials and any other materials provide clear and adequate information for participants?
- If participants are people on the autism spectrum and/or their support network, does the information adequately cater to their needs?
- Do the research methods adequately cater for the sensory, social and communication needs of people on the autism spectrum and/or their support network?
- Are there adequate provisions if the participant becomes distressed during the conduct of the research?
Helpful guidelines on inclusive autism research are available in the Autism Cooperative Research Centre’s publication Inclusive Research Practice Guide 1: Engaging Individuals on the Autism Spectrum as Research Participants.
We aim to provide a response within two to three weeks of receiving all documentation and payment, however, this may vary and is not guaranteed.