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, 10 (3), e1001402

Adapting Standards: Ethical Oversight of Participant-Led Health Research


Adapting Standards: Ethical Oversight of Participant-Led Health Research

Effy Vayena et al. PLoS Med.


As participant-led health research increases, Effy Vayena and and John Tasioulas examine what ethical questions are raised, and what types of standards need to be developed for appropriate ethical oversight for participant-led research projects.

Conflict of interest statement

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.


Figure 1
Figure 1. Ethical considerations in PLR (resulting from comparing PLR with standard research).
Figure 2
Figure 2. A proposal for ethical oversight of PLR.

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