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Research ethics committees: the role of ethics in a regulatory authority
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    RECs as regulators

    While I welcome any discussion of the ethics review system in the UK and how it may be developing into a broader regulatory structure, any analysis needs to be based on an accurate understand both of the current academic literature in this area and upon current REC practice. Unfortunately McGuinness’ recent article has problems in both of these departments.

    Given that one of her main conclusions is that provide...

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