Royal college calls for central research ethics committee

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 03 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:251

Central research ethics committees should be set up to consider multicentre research and so speed up the approval system, according to the Royal College of Physicians.

New guidelines from the college say local ethics committees should then accept such central approval and consider only locally relevant issues, such as the appropriateness of research staff and premises, before giving the final …

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