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The shifting sands of research ethics and governance: effect on research in paediatrics
  1. C S Beardsmore,
  2. J A Westaway
  1. University of Leicester, Robert Kilpatrick Clinical Sciences Building, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    C Beardsmore
    Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, University of Leicester, Robert Kilpatrick Clinical Sciences Building, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, LE2 7LX, UK; csb{at}le.ac.uk

Abstract

Basic principles governing the ethical conduct of research have not changed but recent years have seen the burgeoning of bureaucracy to support and monitor research ethics and governance. More changes are planned, and the effect of the proposed changes on paediatric research are examined and broadly welcomed.

  • COREC, Central Office for Research Ethics Committee
  • NHS, National Health Service
  • NPSA, National Patient Safety Agency
  • REC, research ethics committee

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  • Competing interests: None declared.

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