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.
|Journal||The Future of Science and Ethics|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Jul 2017|
- ethics committees
- non-clinical studies
- social sciences