ETHICS REVIEW EQUIVALENCY, MORAL JURISDICTION AND RESEARCH ETHICS COMMUNITIES

David Shaw*

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Abstract

Ethics review equivalency (ERE) aims to streamline the review process for research by reducing the number of reviews necessary for projects to be approved. This is a laudable aim, but there are limits to the extent of ethics equivalence. In this paper I analyse the strengths and weaknesses of ERE, and suggest that the issue of moral jurisdiction poses a challenge to the scope of ERE. Ultimately, a move towards research ethics communities may be more sensible than extending ERE too far.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-60
Number of pages10
JournalMedicine and Law
Volume36
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017

Keywords

  • REC
  • IRB
  • Ethics Review Equivalency
  • Research Ethics

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