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Competence of ethics committees in patient protection in clinical research

Pratibha Nadig, Medha Joshi, Aradhana Uthappa

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2011.061


Abstract

Research Ethics Committees (RECs) are responsible for the protection of patients’ rights and wellbeing. In this paper, we describe the findings of a survey of ethics committee members in a south Indian state. 29 members of 11 RECs responded to a questionnaire of 56 questions on their knowledge of and attitudes towards ethics review and the practices of the RECs to which they belonged.

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