This paper reports on a study of lay participation on local research ethics committees. It is based on interviews with committee members and observations of committee meetings. It identifies a lack of understanding of the value of lay participation and the lack of a centrally defined role. This means that lay members do not possess either the authority or knowledge to challenges experts' technical assessments of research.
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Categories: health public health reflecting on public involvement in research journal article
Date Entered: 2009/01/27
Date Edited: 2012/11/20