Health Research Authority Shared Ethical Debate 19 Report

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Shared Ethical Debate is a process of ethical review of a single application (previously reviewed by a HRA Research Ethics Committee (REC)) undertaken by a number of RECs with the purpose of reviewing consistency in decision making and issues raised at meetings. The ShED process encourages ethical debate across committees and is used to look for trends in decision-making and key ethical themes, which can then be used to review and improve consistency through guidance and training.

In this exercise 15 Research Ethics Committees were asked to debate the research application “A randomised, double­blind, placebo controlled, feasibility study exploring the role of Chinese herbal medicine in the treatment of women with recurrent urinary tract infections”. The Research Summary for this study is available in section 2. The application was originally reviewed by London - Surrey Borders Research Ethics Committee receiving a provisional opinion and, after receiving further information from the researcher, a favourable opinion on 17 October 2014.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationReport
PublisherHealth Research Authority
Commissioning bodyHealth Research Authority
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2016


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