Committees should devise special forms for the social sciences

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7019.1572 (Published 09 December 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1572
  1. B J Oddens,
  2. D De Wied
  1. Research director Chairman, board of trustees International Health Foundation, Avenue de Broqueville 116/9, B-1200 Brussels, Belgium

    EDITOR,--We welcome the recent editorial and papers on research ethics committees,1 2 3 4 which were published at the time when we were revising our ethical and scientific standards. Our organisation deals with questionnaire surveys relating to reproductive health carried out in various European and Asian countries. We are all too familiar with the problems recognised in the articles. In our view, many are related to the fact that, apart from general principles of scientific …

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