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Process, pitfalls and probity: sharing experiences on setting up and running ethics committees in India

Anant Bhan, Prabha Desikan, S Swarnalakshmi, S P Kalantri

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2010.019


Jesani recently pointed out in his editorial that even after 30 years of having ethics committees (ECs), we still do not have empirical and factual knowledge about how ethics committees function in the country. He rues that information on how “ECs function, the problems and dilemmas faced and experiential sharing is not available in the public domain.” Brahme and Mehendale provide one of the few accounts in the literature of characteristics of ECs, focusing on institutions in Pune.

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