Factors influencing the effectiveness of research ethics committees.

  title={Factors influencing the effectiveness of research ethics committees.},
  author={Catherine A. Schuppli and david. fraser},
  journal={Journal of medical ethics},
  volume={33 5},
Research ethics committees - animal ethics committees (AECs) for animal-based research and institutional research boards (IRBs) for human subjects - have a key role in research governance, but there has been little study of the factors influencing their effectiveness. The objectives of this study were to examine how the effectiveness of a research ethics committee is influenced by committee composition and dynamics, recruitment of members, workload, participation level and member turnover. As a… CONTINUE READING