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Denmark takes a lead on research ethics

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7139.1185j (Published 18 April 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1185
  1. Sandra Goldbeck-Wood
  1. BMJ

    Danish medical researchers will soon have to observe tough new regulations to gain ethics committee approval for their research, according to a decision taken by the Danish national research ethics committee.

    The measure, agreed by the committee last November and to be implemented shortly, requires applicants for ethical approval to show that they have carried out a full systematic review of the relevant scientific literature before the study will be approved. They must also continue …

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