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Clinical trials and the drive to material standardisation: 'Extending the rails' or reinventing the wheel?

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There have long been calls from within both industry and academic groups to reduce the bureaucratisation of clinical trials and make them more 'sensible', with the focus on approvals and guidelines. Here, I focus on the mundane environments of a multi-centre clinical trial to ask how 'sensible' it is to standardise trials at the level of material objects. Drawing on ethnographic data collected in the UK, South Africa and Vietnam, I present three vignettes of material standardisation. While ac...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.23987/sts.59226

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Suomen tieteen- ja teknologiantutkimuksen seura ry Publisher's website
Journal:
Science and Technology Studies Journal website
Volume:
30
Issue:
4
Pages:
30-44
Publication date:
2017-01-01
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ISSN:
2243-4690
Source identifiers:
826036
Pubs id:
pubs:826036
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uuid:831f25ed-bc9c-4457-863b-abaf53b06d12
Local pid:
pubs:826036
Deposit date:
2018-05-31

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