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The cost of getting approval

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 29 April 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1183
  1. Sandra Flynn, research secretary.
  1. Clare Dixon project manager, Tim Amos clinical research fellow, Louis Appleby professor, School of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, University of Manchester

    Multicentre research ethics committees are intended to simplify the process of gaining ethical approval for large scale studies. However, for a nationwide study of sudden deaths in psychiatric inpatients we obtained ethical approval from the local multicentre committee and then had to face …

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