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Zahedi F, Larijani B. Research ethics committees: need for capacitating members. IJMEHM 2012; 5 (1 and 2) :1-8
URL: http://ijme.tums.ac.ir/article-1-129-en.html
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Research ethics, as one of the main issues of modern bioethics, has attracted the interest of scientists and ethicists in various areas of science and technology around the world. Research Ethics Committees (RECs) have been established to improve putting ethics into practice in the field of research. RECs, fortunately, have received a great deal of attention in different countries, and their mission, goals, and tasks have been described in many national and international guidelines. Ethical guidelines for biomedical research and RECs administrative regulations have been developed in Iran too. The need for special training courses for capacitating members has been emphasized in both international guides and our national administrative regulations for RECs. In this brief article, we present suggestions concerning course presentation and contents, which are provided by international assemblies. In view of the fact that many RECs in our country do not have specific plans for their members' primary training and continuing education, there seems to be a need for fundamental changes in the educational prerequisites for membership in this important organization.
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Accepted: 2013/06/9 | Published: 2013/07/27

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