Helping Research Ethics Committees Share Their Experience, Learn from Review and Develop Consensus: An Observational Study of the UK Shared Ethical Debate

TitleHelping Research Ethics Committees Share Their Experience, Learn from Review and Develop Consensus: An Observational Study of the UK Shared Ethical Debate
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsHeasman, P, Gregoire, A, Davies, H
JournalResearch Ethics
Volume7
Issue1
Pagination13-18
Date Published2011
Publication Languageeng
Keywordsmanagement , Observation , PRISON , PRISONS
AbstractThis project is based on the unique ‘Shared ethical debate’(ShED) between NHS RECs in the UK in which one research application is reviewed by several research ethics committees (RECs) (http://www.nres.npsa.nhs.uk/rec-community/quality-assurance/shared-ethic...).This programme is now in its 6th cycle. In the fifth cycle a prison- based research project was reviewed by each of three NHS RECs that are ‘ flagged’ for such research and their debate and discussions were observed directly by one researcher (PAH) who recorded the committee processes and the issues raised in committee. Subsequently a focus group of REC members from all three committees was constituted to consider the ethical importance of these issues. The three RECs were consistent in both process and identifying ethical issues. The focus group formulated a basic framework that will further contribute to ensuring a consistent and balanced approach to ethical review within this area of research. 
NotesHeasman, Peter 1 Gregoire, Alain 2 Davies, Hugh 3; Affiliation: 1: National Research Ethics Advisor, National Research Ethics' Service, UK p.a.heasman@newcastle.ac.uk 2: Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Perinatal Psychiatry, Southampton, UK 3: National Research Ethics Advisor, National Research Ethics' Service, UK; Source Info: Mar2011, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p13; Subject Term: OBSERVATION (Scientific method); Subject Term: PRISON administration; Subject Term: MANAGEMENT; Subject Term: PRISON visits; Subject Term: PRISONS; NAICS/Industry Codes: 236220 Commercial and Institutional Building Construction; NAICS/Industry Codes: 922140 Correctional Institutions; NAICS/Industry Codes: 911220 Federal correctional services; NAICS/Industry Codes: 912120 Provincial correctional services; Number of Pages: 6p; Document Type: Article
DOI10.1177/174701611100700104

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