Overcoming barriers to recruitment in health research: Some research ethics committees believe in facilitating ethical research

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7564.398-a (Published 17 August 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:398
  1. Michael S Pegg, chair, research ethics committee (m.pegg@btinternet.com)
  1. Royal Free Hospital, London

    EDITOR—In their article on overcoming barriers to recruitment in health research Hewison and Haines imply that all research ethics committees require that only patients who “opt in” after receiving a communication from a researcher can be included in a trial.1 This is not true.

    The Royal Free Hospital's research ethics committee is well aware of …

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