Multicentre research: negotiating the ethics approval obstacle course

Lynne M Roberts, Lucy Bowyer, Caroline S Homer and Mark A Brown
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2004.tb05839.x
Published online: 2 February 2004

Lynne M Roberts,* Lucy Bowyer, Caroline S Homer, Mark A Brown§

  • 2 Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, St George Hospital, Research Building, St George Hospital, Kensington Street, Kogarah, Sydney, NSW 2217
  • 3 Department of Renal Medicine, St George Hospital.


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