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How can we provide effective training for research ethics committee members? A European assessment
  1. H Davies1,
  2. F Wells2,
  3. C Druml3
  1. 1
    National Research Ethics Service, London, UK
  2. 2
    Ethics Working Party, European Forum for Good Clinical Practice
  3. 3
    Ethics Committee, Medical University of Vienna
  1. Hugh Davies, National Research Ethics Service, 50 Eastbourne Terrace, London W2 6LX; Hugh.davies{at}


Training for members of research ethics committees (RECs) varies from state to state in Europe. To follow this up, the European Forum for Good Clinical Practice organised a workshop in March 2007 to explore these issues and look for solutions. This article summarises the discussion, providing ways forward to develop REC training.

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  • Competing interests: The meeting was an initiative of the European Forum for Good Clinical Practice (EFGCP). The authors declare they have no competing interests.

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