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Observers, Community and Legal Members on REBs: Examining the Ethics of the Regulators of Ethical Conduct in Research Involving Humans
research involving humans; research ethics; research governance; regulatory ethics; research ethics boards (REBs); knowledge production; participant observation
This paper discusses the challenges of non-scientific members of Research Ethics Boards (REBs) – observers, community, and legal members – in establishing ethics review as an institution that seeks to go beyond peer review in research involving humans. By focusing on the processes of fragmentation and specialization in REB membership, it contributes to an understanding of the ethics of the regulators of ethical conduct in research involving humans. Since the study of REBs poses a number of ethical and research challenges, the paper also discusses participant observation as a methodology for examining the governance of knowledge production in research involving humans.
Gontcharov, Igor, "Observers, Community and Legal Members on REBs: Examining the Ethics of the Regulators of Ethical Conduct in Research Involving Humans" (2014). Osgoode Legal Studies Research Paper Series. 38.