Ethics approval for a national postal survey: recent experience.

@article{Middle1995EthicsAF,
  title={Ethics approval for a national postal survey: recent experience.},
  author={Clare Middle and Alison Hahn Johnson and T Petty and Linda M. Sims and Anne Macfarlane},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={1995},
  volume={311 7006},
  pages={
          659-60
        }
}
Before any study can be done on a national scale, permission must be sought from a large number of local ethics committees. We describe the resources required and the problems and issues that arose when we sought approval from ethics committee for a national postal survey in England and Wales. We wanted to mount a postal survey in all parts of England and Wales of a national sample of children who were born in 1988 and were stratified by birth weight. After identifying the children from birth… CONTINUE READING

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