New system for ethics approval is unacceptable

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7446.1018-b (Published 22 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1018
  1. John Norman, emeritus professor of anaesthetics (JohnNorman1@aol.com)
  1. Southampton SO17 1NU

    EDITOR—Greenhalgh is right to highlight the idiocies of the new game to obtain “ethical approval” for a research project.1 As a comparatively new member of a committee I hate the new system, which seems to generate far too much paper. The weight that comes through …

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