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


  • D. Chalmers

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    • Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Tasmania and Foundation Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law, Chair Gene Technology Ethics and Community Consultation Committee, Deputy Chair Embryo Research Licensing Committee and past Chair of the Australian Health Ethics Committee (from 1994 to 2000). Acknowledgements to the National Health and Medical Research Council (Program Grant 490037) for support.

  • Ethics Symposium Part III: Ethical review boards: Important ethical safeguards or over-burdensome and unnecessary bureaucracy?

Don Chalmers, Faculty of Law, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 89, GPO Hobart 7001, Tas., Australia.
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