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Institutional Review Boards, Professionalism, and the Internet

Science Translational Medicine  05 May 2010:
Vol. 2, Issue 30, pp. 30cm15
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3000884

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Abstract

Even as the Internet generates pressures that erode professional authorities of all kinds, it also provides opportunities for researchers and their institutional review boards to bolster their status as trusted sources. To this end, we must work to improve clinical protocol design and approval procedures and maintain the integrity of the study participant recruitment process in clinical trials.

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  • Citation: R. Martensen, Institutional review boards, professionalism, and the Internet. Sci. Transl. Med. 2, 30cm15 (2010).

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