A framework for research ethics review during public emergencies

Tansey, Catherine M.; Herridge, Margaret S.; Heslegrave, Ronald J.; Lavery, James V.
October 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/5/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 14, p1533
Academic Journal
The article offers an overview of a special technical consultation by the World Health Organization (WHO) themed as Research Ethic in International Epidemic Response. It adopts several approaches by the ethics board of Health Canada with emphasis on the conduct of time-sensitive review. A section of a research ethics review designed for public emergencies has been referred under the Tri-Council Policy Statement which highlighted the substantive ethical requirements for public emergencies.


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