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Ethics committees and the legality of research.

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One role of research ethics committees (RECs) is to assess the ethics of proposed health research. In some countries, RECs are also instructed to assess its legality. However, in other countries they are explicitly instructed not to do so. In this paper, I defend the claim that public policy should instruct RECs not to assess the legality of proposed research ("the Claim"). I initially defend a presumption in favour of the Claim, citing reasons for making research institutions solely responsi...

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10.1136/jme.2007.020479

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Philosophy, Philosophy NonPostholders
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of medical ethics
Volume:
33
Issue:
12
Pages:
732-736
Publication date:
2007-12-05
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EISSN:
1473-4257
ISSN:
0306-6800
URN:
uuid:d0bd8694-2a86-4531-9444-23a5c4dacaab
Source identifiers:
312049
Local pid:
pubs:312049

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