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Title: Do research ethics committees identify process errors in applications for ethical approval?
Authors: Angell, Emma L.
Dixon-Woods, Mary
First Published: Feb-2009
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
Citation: Journal of Medical Ethics, 2009, 35 (2), pp. 130-132.
Abstract: We analysed research ethics committee (REC) letters. We found that RECs frequently identify process errors in applications from researchers that are not deemed “favourable” at first review. Errors include procedural violations (identified in 74% of all applications), missing information (68%), slip-ups (44%) and discrepancies (25%). Important questions arise about why the level of error identified by RECs is so high, and about how errors of different types should be handled.
ISSN: 0306-6800
Type: Article
Description: This is the author’s final draft of the paper published as Journal of Medical Ethics, 2009, 35 (2), pp. 130-132. The final published version is available at DOI: 10.1136/jme.2008.025940
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Health Sciences

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