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Comment: Privacy legislation and research

Kerry J Breen and Sandra M Hacker
Med J Aust 2002; 177 (9): 523-524.

Comment: It is unfortunate that a valuable research project has apparently been made more difficult or delayed by the combination of complex new privacy law and longer-standing inefficiencies in the ethical review of multicentre research proposals. Both are issues with which the Australian Health Ethics Committee (AHEC) is grappling at present.

Kerry J Breen
Sandra M Hacker
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National statement on ethical conduct in research involving humans. Canberra: National Health and Medical Research Council, 1999. http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/publications/synopses/e35syn.htm
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