Research bureaucracy in the United Kingdom: Research governance is about protection, not convenience

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7466.623-b (Published 09 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:623
  1. Justin T Denholm, hospital medical officer (neuromalacia@hotmail.com)
  1. Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, VIC 3081, Australia

    EDITOR—Jones and Bamford express surprise and frustration that their study was temporarily halted after they introduced an interview to the existing protocol without research ethics committee approval.1 They seem not to have recognised that introducing a new aspect to their project may bring additional ethical considerations and problems for their existing research aims.

    They say that they did not …

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