The Role, Remit and Function of the Research Ethics Committee — 1. The Rationale for Ethics Review of Research by Committee

Research Ethics 5 (4):147-150 (2009)
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Abstract

This is the first in a series of five papers on the role, remit and function of research ethics committees which are intended to provide for REC members a broad understanding of the most important issues in research ethics and governance. The first considers the rationale for having ethics review by committee at all; seeking to explain why ethics committees, as we currently have them, are so important to the wider system of governing research.

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