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Letters Regulation’s threat to research

Regulation of research

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 06 January 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:a3140
  1. David E B Powell, chairman1
  1. 1South East Wales Research Ethics Committee, Peniel, Carmarthen SA32 7HF
  1. david.powell58{at}

    In the open season for hunting research ethics committees1 the letters show how researchers may be their own worst enemies. For example, Parker waited for nearly a year for a response from the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, which need not have been approached.2 He then applied sequentially to the ethics committee and …

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