The experience of the research ethics committee at a public university in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil

  title={The experience of the research ethics committee at a public university in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil},
  author={Patr{\'i}cia Carla Alves Paiva and Simone de Melo Costa and Orlene Veloso Dias and V{\^a}nia Silva Vilas B{\^o}as Vieira Lopes and Dard{\^a}nia Glayce Barbosa Souto and Daniele Lopes da Silva},
Abstract The article reports the experience of the Research Ethics Committee at the State University of Montes Claros, MG, Brazil, in the period from 2000 to 2009. Desk research, case study method were employd, and the signifi-cance level was set at p < 0.05. Of 1,751 projects, 95.8% were approved. Problems in preparing the statement of informed consent were among reasons for disapproval. The health sciences area of knowledge stood out at 60.8%. The average time between submission and ethical… CONTINUE READING

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