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Letters Restoring Study 329

Open access as a requirement for research ethics committee approval

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 14 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5299
  1. Wendy Rogers, professor of clinical ethics1
  1. 1Department of Philosophy, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia

Restoring Study 329 has important implications for research ethics.1 Whether clinical trials are considered ethical depends on risk to participants, merit and integrity of the research, potential benefits, whether and how potential participants are respected and offered informed choices, and how justice requirements are met.2 The merit and integrity of the research are linked to potential benefits: high quality research produces valid and reliable results to …

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