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Central ethics committee might have to face hostile locals

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7019.1571 (Published 09 December 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1571
  1. M I L Watling,
  2. J K Dewhurst
  1. Medical adviser Medical director Til Occam, Surrey Research Park, Guildford, Surrey GU2 5YN

    EDITOR,--We welcome the interest being shown in the organisation and operation of local research ethics committees.1 The difficulties experienced in using these committees is a constant irritant to those of us who have to make frequent applications to them.

    Some of the problems have apparently fairly simple solutions. The use of a common application form should not be difficult, and such a form is presented in Standard Operating Procedures for Local Research Ethics Committees,2 which was given quasiofficial status by being used in workshops by the …

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