Viewpoint: A method to estimate the cost in lives of ethics board review of biomedical research


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

Simon Whitney, MD, JD, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 3701 Kirby Drive, Suite 600, Houston, TX 77098, USA.
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Carl E. Schneider, JD, University of Michigan Law School, 341 Hutchins Hall, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
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