Triggers for Research Ethics Consultation

Science Translational Medicine  25 Jan 2012:
Vol. 4, Issue 118, pp. 118cm1
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3002734

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Research ethics consultation services are designed to help scientists address ethical and societal issues that may not be considered in the context of existing regulatory frameworks, such as institutional review boards. Here, we identify some types of biomedical research for which the research process can benefit from consultation with ethicists.

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