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The Ad Hoc Advisory Group’s proposals for research ethics committees: a mixture of the timid, the revolutionary, and the bizarre

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  • Competing interests: A J Dawson is a member of the Shropshire Local Research Ethics Committee. The views expressed in this article are purely the author’s own. The author has been involved in training the members of research ethics committees and individuals with responsibility for research ethics and research governance in higher education as part of his employment at Keele University.

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