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Can ethics committees address society’s concerns about standards in research?

Amar Jesani

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2011.056


Abstract

Two years ago in an editorial we discussed the importance of bringing the spotlight onto the functioning of ethics committees (ECs) in India. Since the first ethical guidelines for biomedical research were formulated by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in 1980 (and their subsequent versions in 2000 and 2006), India has officially adopted a decentralised system of ethics review and monitoring of biomedical research by institution-based ECs.

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