oa South African Journal of Bioethics and Law - Research ethics short course : responsible conduct of research : education and training



Health research, while a valued social activity, is fraught with complexities, especially where participant populations are convenient, easily accessible, and in the main, vulnerable. Researchers and research ethics committee (REC) members currently confront difficult moral, ethical and legal dilemmas when their work involves such populations. This is especially so in international research in developing regions where sponsors are from the developed world. Careful analysis and action has therefore become imperative regarding research conducted in this context.


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