Letters Ethics committee dilemma

Delia Smith and the ethics committee

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d6511 (Published 12 October 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d6511
  1. Mark Sheehan, Oxford NIHR Biomedical Research Centre ethics fellow1,
  2. Michael Parker, professor and director1,
  3. Michael Dunn, senior researcher in health and social care ethics1
  1. 1Ethox Centre, Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus, Rosemary Rue Building, Oxford OX3 7LG, UK
  1. mark.sheehan{at}ethox.ox.ac.uk

We agree with Spence about the need for proportionate ethical review of medical research.1 Spence seems to be unaware, however, of the discussions taking place within the research ethics system about precisely these questions, and the piloting of this model currently being undertaken in practice in …

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