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Consent in paediatric research: an evaluation of the guidance provided in the 2007 NHMRC National statement on ethical conduct in human research

Adam Jaffe, Roxanne E Strachan and Katrina J Williams
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (6): 347-348.
Published online: 15 September 2008

To the Editor: Spriggs and Gillam1 recently evaluated the updated guidance on ethical conduct in human research from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC),2 with particular reference to paediatric consent. The introduction in 2007 of the National Ethics Application Form (NEAF; http://www.neaf.gov.au) represented an attempt to streamline the process of obtaining ethics approval from multiple human research ethics committees (HRECs) for multicentre research.

  • Adam Jaffe1,2
  • Roxanne E Strachan1
  • Katrina J Williams1,2

  • 1 Sydney Children’s Hospital, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 School of Women’s and Children’s Health, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: adam.jaffe@unsw.edu.au

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