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How to navigate the ethical review of research

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  • Contributors All authors designed and debated the series of articles, made editorial comments and assure the validity of the content. HTD drafted this article initially, with comment and involvement from all authors.

  • Funding This paper was not specifically funded by any public or charity body. BP is funded by the NIHR Research Trainees Coordinating Centre (PDF 10872).

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