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Profile and role of the members of ethics committees in hospitals and research organisations in Pune, India

Radhika Brahme, Sanjay Mehendale

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2009.026


Abstract

Objectives: Appropriate constitution of ethics committees (EC) is crucial to ensure a high quality review of research proposals. We studied the profile and role of EC members of Pune-based health and research organisations. Method: 52 ethics committee members representing 12 health and bio-medical research institutions in Pune city completed the structured questionnaires. Results: The respondents represented ECs of hospitals (67%), research organisations (23%) and NGOs (10%).

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