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Research bureaucracy in the United Kingdom: Time has come to face research governance

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 09 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:623
  1. Tracy M Elliott, research manager (
  1. Sheffield Children's NHS Trust, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TH

    EDITOR—I am concerned that researchers such as Jones and Bamford believe that, having gained research ethics and trust approvals for their work, they are then free to change the protocol and the conduct of the study in whatever manner they choose to fit with any hypotheses that emerge …

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