European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry

, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp 60–63 | Cite as

Submitting an application for research ethics clearance

  • P. E. Cleaton-JonesEmail author
  • M. E. J. Curzon
Scientific Article


BACKGROUND: Research involving human subjects requires approval by a research ethics committee before commencement. What appears to many researchers to be a daunting task can be relatively easy if approached sensibly. AIM: The aim of this paper is to offer advice to potential applicants for ethics approval of their research. METHOD: The paper provides practical information, based on years of experience, for novice and experienced applicants to a research ethics committee.

Key words

Ethics research ethics research participant rights 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of the WitwatersrandJohannesburgSouth Africa
  2. 2.Leeds Dental InstituteLeedsEngland

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