Category Archives: respect for autonomy

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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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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