A case study evaluation of ethics review systems for multicentre clinical trials

Kate L Fitzpatrick, Margaret Boult and Robert A Fitridge
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2010.tb03515.x
Published online: 1 March 2010

To the Editor: Hicks and colleagues presented a study contrasting the ethics review system in two multicentre trials.1 They concluded that the introduction of a centralised ethics review process in New South Wales did not reduce the overall time taken to receive approval, but did help to reduce the time and resources involved in preparing applications.

  • Kate L Fitzpatrick
  • Margaret Boult
  • Robert A Fitridge

  • Discipline of Surgery, University of Adelaide, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, SA.


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