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Ethical ethics committees?: a response
  1. G J Tildsley, DR
  1. Consultant Pathologist, The Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 4EX

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    Following Dr Barber's letter1 relating to the mechanism for approval of Local Research Ethics Committees (LRECs), I have also had concerns over the intense pressure for a fast turn around for local approval. Projects may have been six months or more in the Multicentre Research Ethics Committe (MREC) process and then arrive on my desk with multiple telephone calls requiring …

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