Do Australian researchers accept committee review and conduct ethical research?

Soc Sci Med. 1992 Aug;35(3):317-22. doi: 10.1016/0277-9536(92)90028-o.


We sought researchers' views on the ethics of research practice and the Australian system of review of research proposals by research ethics committees (RECs). Researchers were found to be supportive of review of research proposals, even though they thought that the process of review was time consuming and demanding. However, our findings suggest that not all researchers present their research proposals for review by committees, and that some researchers deviate from their approved proposals without seeking approval for those deviations from an REC. Researchers supported monitoring of research by RECs.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Advisory Committees
  • Attitude of Health Personnel*
  • Australia
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison*
  • Ethical Review*
  • Ethics Committees*
  • Ethics Committees, Research*
  • Ethics, Medical*
  • Government Regulation
  • Human Experimentation*
  • Humans
  • Informed Consent
  • Research Support as Topic