Help with setting up research ethics process

Hi there,

Completely new to Confluence - I need to set up a research ethics process that is like the following:

1) staff members upload some word files that outline their ethical approach to any research they are proposing

2) Members of the research committee discuss the documentation (only they should be able to see it)

3) They approve or send recommendations for changes? 


Does that make sense? 





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Hi Charles,

You can do that with Confluence, but in my opinion, a better approach would be:

  1. Staff members create a common or individual pages with their ethical approach.
  2. Members of the research committee discuss the content, with comments on the page (you can set restrictions on pages or spaces).
  3. To approve or recommend changes, you can use the comments on the page, or move advanced mechanisms, like workflows (@Roberto Dominguez [Comalatech] can help on this).

The idea is to move from files (word files) to content (confluence pages). And yes, it totally makes sense!



Davin Studer Community Champion Oct 06, 2014

I agree about creating real wiki pages instead of uploading word files. If you really need word files later on you can export the pages to word or pdf. The workflows add-on is pretty full featured, but another less feature filled option for page approval is the Page Approval add-on.

Hi Davin, I didn't know that add-on! It looks really simple! Gorka

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