Failure to apply for ethical approval for health studies in low-income countries.

Van Teijlingen, E. and Simkhada, P., 2015. Failure to apply for ethical approval for health studies in low-income countries. Nepal Journal of Epidemiology, 5 (3), 511 - 515.

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DOI: 10.3126/nje.v5i3.13609

Abstract

Too many occasions researchers conduct public health and/or epidemiological studies in low-income countries without the appropriate in-country ethical approval. This article reflects on some of the underlying reasons for not applying for ethical approval. The piece concludes that we need to start by educating our (junior) researchers and research students about the importance of research ethics. We conclude with a number of recommendations for researchers, scientific journal editors and reviewers and ethical committees in high-income countries to bring the message home to researchers that ethical approval should be sought in low-income countries if and when required!

Item Type:Article
ISSN:2091-0800
Uncontrolled Keywords:Ethics ; Developing countries ; Third World
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:School of Health and Social Care
ID Code:22654
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:14 Oct 2015 09:08
Last Modified:14 Oct 2015 09:08

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