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Towards a consensual culture in the ethical review of research


Chalmers, DRC and Pettit, P, Towards a consensual culture in the ethical review of research, Medical Journal of Australia, 168, (2) pp. 79-82. ISSN 0025-729X (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.5694/j.1326-5377.1998.tb126720.x


The Report of the Review of the Role and Functioning of Institutional Ethics Committees was submitted to the Minister for Health and Family Services in March 1996. It recommended, among other things, that the Statement on Human Experimentation, issued under the name of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) in 1992, should be revised. A similar recommendation was made in the report by Dr Margaret Allers in 1994 into the collection, manufacture and injection of human growth hormone. The recommendation for a review of the Statement was approved by the Council in November 1996. The Australian Health Ethics Committee, a Principal Committee of the NHMRC, had for some time been discussing various aspects of the Statement on Human Experimentation and independently decided that the Statement should now be revised. The Committee's first consideration was the tone that the Statement should set for the ethical review of research. This article expresses the Committee's views on this matter.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Applied ethics
Research Field:Medical ethics
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Chalmers, DRC (Professor Don Chalmers)
ID Code:13185
Year Published:1998
Web of Science® Times Cited:24
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:1998-08-01
Last Modified:2011-11-30

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