Ethics committees for non-clinical studies with humans: An unmet need

Roberto Cubelli, Sergio Della Sala

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Abstract

Ethics Committees (ECs) play a crucial role in the scientific endeavour. However, while animal research and clinical studies on patients are precisely regulated and duly submitted to ECs for ethical approval, projects in Social Science and Behavioural Research involving non-clinical research with humans fall in a legislation vacuum. We posit the request for the institution of local ECs dealing with Social and Psychological non-clinical research which would benefit from undergoing the process of ethical approval to support the well-being of participants and researchers alike.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-145
JournalThe Future of Science and Ethics
Volume2
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 2017

Keywords

  • ethics committees
  • non-clinical studies
  • social sciences
  • psychology

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