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A hands-on guide on obtaining research ethics approval


It is an uncontested truth that many medical students and practising clinicians dread having to get their research proposal through a research ethics committee. In this paper, the author, a long-standing member of a research ethics committee, offers a practical guide on applying for research ethics approval, detailing common mistakes and flaws in applications, and giving specific guidance on getting through what can seem a daunting process.

  • Research ethics
  • research ethics committees (RECs)
  • ethics
  • medical ethics

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