Promoting an ethical culture might succeed where rules fail

February 2010
Clinical Trials Administrator;Feb2010, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p19
The article reports on promoting an ethical culture in a research organization to create a compliant clinical research environment. According to doctor Elizabeth Heitman of the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society at the 2009 Advanced Ethical Research Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, a study by a team led by Brian Martinson found that misbehavior by researchers are caused by an environment that they consider unfair. She suggested creating a culture of compliance using words and actions.


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