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Letters Regulation’s threat to research

Research is no longer attractive

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 10 December 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2918
  1. Richard I G Holt, professor in diabetes and endocrinology1
  1. 1University of Southampton
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    My experiences include a six month delay following an ethics amendment in which we requested approval to take 10 blood samples from healthy subjects. Bearing in mind the whole study took one morning …

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