PACKAGES & PRICING

RHInnO Ethics is available in two versions

A single license version for individual RECs and a version for use at a national level, providing accreditation and data aggregation functionalities.

  • Updates to RHInnO Ethics will be automatic to all users at no additional cost.

  • Change-over to different pricing will be offered to all users when it becomes available. However, this is usually rare and when it happens, users will be given adequate notice to address these changes in their annual budgets.

  • The below table shows the cost items available for both, the single license version as well as the national package.

Package
Once-Off
Installation
Annual
Subscription
Feautures
Optional Training
& Set-Up

Single User

Institutional Installation

$7,000.00

$3,500.00

Contains all standard REC functions, with separate views/interfaces for REC Administrators, Researchers and Reviewers, designed for single institutional use only.

20 hours of online (call or

e-mail) support is included in year one; 10 hours annually thereafter.

 

On-site workshops up to 3 days and key RHInnO Ethics users (Administrators, Reviewers and Researchers (max 20 participants) are recommended.

National REC Installation

Entirely dependent on required customization

$3,500.00

The essentials for a National REC installation are that it will be linked to all Institutional RECs, it will be able to collect, aggregate and analyse their data, and it will produce reports.

If an accreditation system is operating in a country, the National REC can provide digital accreditation to Institutional RECs.

Lastly, the National installation can be fully integrated into a national website.

20 hours of online (call or

e-mail) support is included in year one; 10 hours annually thereafter.

 

On-site workshops up to 3 days and key RHInnO Ethics users (Administrators, Reviewers and Researchers (max 20 participants) are recommended.

Training

Training is usually conducted by EthiXPERT once User Agreements or MoUs have been signed. To conduct training, EthiXPERT will release one or two trainers depending on the number of participants to be trained. The organization procuring RHInnO Ethics on their part will cater for return flight costs, accommodation, and meals either booked by EthiXPERT and invoiced to the recipient organization or booked by the organization directly. In addition, person-time per trainer will be payable to EthiXPERT.

Conclusion

RHInnO Ethics has shown great potential and proven to be the de facto Pan-African on-line ethics review platform. Accelerated adoption of RHInnO Ethics, is, however, required to enhance efficiency and increase the large-scale adaptability of the platform. RECs and sponsors of RECs need to adopt an effective funding strategy in order to accelerate the adoption of standardised digital platforms in Africa.