Category Archives: Ethics

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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