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Viewpoint: Are the research ethics committees working in the best interests of participants in an increasingly globalized research environment?

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Chalmers, D, Viewpoint: Are the research ethics committees working in the best interests of participants in an increasingly globalized research environment?, Journal of Internal Medicine, 269, (4) pp. 392-395. ISSN 1365-2796 (2011) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1365-2796.2011.02351_1.x

Abstract

Nobel laureate, Iosif Brodsky said, ‘the philosophy of the state, its ethics – are always yesterday’. More dramatically, Peter Singer quipped, ‘The science is barrelling forward, but the ethics aren’t … I don’t want the science to slow down. I want the ethics to catch up’. These comments raise the question whether research ethics committees (RECs) represent ‘yesterday’ and may not be serving the best interests of future research participants in an increasingly globalized research environment. It is a time for change in the regulation and governance of researchethics to meet the demands of ‘tomorrow’.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Other Law and Legal Studies
Research Field:Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the Law
Objective Field:Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified
Author:Chalmers, D (Professor Don Chalmers)
ID Code:77818
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:7
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2012-05-30
Last Modified:2017-11-02
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