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Strengthening Australia’s framework for research oversight

Warwick P Anderson, Christopher D Cordner and Kerry J Breen
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (6): 261-263.

All stakeholders should contribute to enhancing Australia’s guidelines for ethical research

Warwick P Anderson, PhD, Head1
Christopher D Cordner, PhD, Head2
Kerry J Breen, MB BS, MD, FRACP, Chair3
1 School of Physiology, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.
2 Department of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.
3 Australian Health Ethics Committee, Melbourne, VIC.
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