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RESEARCH ETHICS: BACKGROUND AND DEFINITION

RESEARCH ETHICS: BACKGROUND AND DEFINITION

Research ethics provides guidelines for the responsible conduct of biomedical research. In addition, research ethics educates and monitors scientists conducting research to ensure a high ethical standard.

BRIEF HISTORY

The birth of modern research ethics began with a desire to protect human subjects involved in research projects. The first attempt to craft regulations began during the Doctors Trial of 1946-1947.    

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RESEARCH ETHICS: BACKGROUND AND DEFINITION

SEARCH ETHIRECS BACKGROUND AND DEFINITION

Research ethics provides guidelines for the responsible conduct of biomedical research. In addition, research ethics educates and monitors scientists conducting research to ensure a high ethical standard.

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One of the main objectives of the institute of endemic diseases at the University of Khartoum is to undertake research in the major endemic diseases in the Sudan and train professionals in different fields including biochemical research.

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RESEARCH WITH HUMAN SUBJECTS

RESEARCH WITH HUMAN SUBJECTS

The issues concerning research with human subjects involve topics ranging from voluntary participation in research to fair selection and justice. This variety makes the topics surrounding research ethics with human subjects a challenging but important charge.

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Scientific and ethical reviews

Scientific and ethical reviews

All proposals to conduct research involving human subjects must be submitted for review of their scientific merit and ethical acceptability to one or more scientific review and ethical review committees. The review committees must be independent of the research team, and any direct financial or other material benefit they may derive from the research should not be dependent on the outcome of their review.
The investigator must obtain their approval or clearance before undertaking the research. The ethical review committee should conduct further reviews as necessary in the course of the research, including monitoring of the progress of the study.

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The ethics review flowchart

How should I submit my project for review?

You need to complete an ethics application form (Request for Ethics Approval form ) and submit it with any supporting documentation – such as  the scientific committee approval  and consent forms.. You should discuss your ethics application with your supervisor who will decide if it is low risk or potentially high risk, and advise you how to submit for review accordingly. The standard ethics application form and other forms can be found and downloaded at this website

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