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Decision making by Research Ethics Committees (Part 2) – Risks to research participants

Leslie Gelling Posted on by Leslie Gelling in Ethics, informed consent, Research, Research ethics, Research ethics committee, respect for autonomy

In last week’s blog, the first of four in this series, I introduced the idea that decision making by Research Ethics Committees (RECs) is predominantly influenced by four considerations; the need for freely given informed consent, the risk to research … Continue reading

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Decision making by Research Ethics Committees (Part 1) – Freely given informed consent

Leslie Gelling Posted on by Leslie Gelling in Ethics, informed consent, Research, Research ethics, Research ethics committee

Much has been written about decision making by Research Ethics Committees (RECs) and factors that most influence how RECs reach an opinion on an application for research ethics approval. Decision making has been linked to focusing on the underpinning ethical … Continue reading

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Facing the challenges of recruitment to clinical trials

Leslie Gelling Posted on by Leslie Gelling in Ethics, informed consent, Recruitment and retention, Research

A huge amount of planning goes into writing research protocols and developing recruitment strategies but it is only when research begins in the real world that researchers can start to grapple with the challenges of recruitment.  During a recent Clinfield … Continue reading

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Respect for autonomy

Leslie Gelling Posted on by Leslie Gelling in confidentiality, Ethics, Fidelity, informed consent, Justice, Non-maleficence, Recruitment and retention, Research, Research ethics, respect for autonomy, Veracity

In the seventh and final blog in this series on the ethical principles underpinning research I’m going to consider ‘respect for autonomy’.  This principle requires that researchers allow individuals to make free and voluntary decisions about participating in research after … Continue reading

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