Ethical malpractice in randomised controlled trials in India: an appraisal and improvement proposal

Pierce, Naomi (2015) Ethical malpractice in randomised controlled trials in India: an appraisal and improvement proposal. Journal of Applied Psychology and Social Science, 1 (1). pp. 49-62.

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Abstract

Over the past two decades, numerous randomised trials exploring the efficacy of cervical cancer screening in intervention and control groups have been conducted across India. The trials have attracted both scrutiny and regulatory action for their failure to adhere to the ethical standards expected of the clinical research community (Baggchi, 2014). Exploration of the ethical malpractice in the Tamil Nadu cervical cancer trial, and examination of the context in which the trial was conducted form a basis for consideration of how research practitioners can act as exemplars and enablers of ethical research. An improvement plan is proposed for individual research practitioners working on clinical trials; incorporating educational and professional development requirements, evidencing of key research skills with the aim of issuing a standardised framework for the job role to contribute to quality assurance processes and ensure safe and ethical research practice.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Applied Psychology and Social Science
Publisher: University of Cumbria
Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Business, Law, Policing and Social Sciences
Pre 2016 Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Business, Law and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 31 May 2016 14:15
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2017 18:27
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2216

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