Ethics application protocols for multicentre clinical studies in Canada: A paediatric rheumatology experience

Paediatrics & Child Health, 06/12/2012

There is wide variation in the multicentre clinical study ethics application process at the institutional level. Considering the common fundamental elements required by all ethics review boards, the present study conceptualized introducing a discipline–specific uniform ethics application process acceptable to all Canadian research ethics boards. This may be a more efficient strategy that could help lessen the burden of collaborative research.

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