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India Ethical Guidelines For Research: Pertinent – But Less May Be More?

Executive Summary

India's draft revised ethical guidelines for biomedical and health research involving human participants covers a raft of new and existing segments. It expands on "specialized" areas such as "informed consent" and "vulnerability" – complex and delicate issues in the Indian context - but some experts say that the multiplicity of "overlapping" rules and guidelines could complicate compliance efforts.


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