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  1. Understanding of Research: A Sri Lankan Perspective.Athula Sumathipala, Sisira Siribaddana, Suwin Hewage, Manura Lekamwattage, Manjula Athukorale, Chesmal Siriwardhana, Kumudu Munasinghe, Kethakie Sumathipala, Joanna Murray & Martin Prince - 2010 - BMC Medical Ethics 11 (1):7-.
    BackgroundLack of proper understanding on the part of researchers about public understanding of research and informed consent will increase the potential for malpractice. As a part of a larger study on ethics and informed consent in Sri Lanka, this study aimed to ascertain the level of understanding of 'research' by exploring the views of the public and professionals.MethodsConvenience sampling and snow ball technique were used for recruitment with an emphasis on balanced age and gender representation, diverse educational, socio-cultural and professional (...)
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  • Informed Consent in Sri Lanka: A Survey Among Ethics Committee Members.Athula Sumathipala, Sisira Siribaddana, Suwin Hewage, Manura Lekamwattage, Manjula Athukorale, Chesmal Siriwardhana, Joanna Murray & Martin Prince - 2008 - BMC Medical Ethics 9 (1):10-.
    BackgroundApproval of the research proposal by an ethical review committee from both sponsoring and host countries is a generally agreed requirement in externally sponsored research.However, capacity for ethics review is not universal. Aim of this study was to identify opinions and views of the members serving in ethical review and ethics committees in Sri Lanka on informed consent, essential components in the information leaflet and the consent form.MethodsWe obtained ethical approval from UK and Sri Lanka. A series of consensus generation (...)
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  • Effect of Child Health Status on Parents' Allowing Children to Participate in Pediatric Research.Jérémy Vanhelst, Ludovic Hardy, Dina Bert, Stéphane Duhem, Stéphanie Coopman, Christian Libersa, Dominique Deplanque, Frédéric Gottrand & Laurent Béghin - 2013 - BMC Medical Ethics 14 (1):7.
    To identify motivational factors linked to child health status that affected the likelihood of parents’ allowing their child to participate in pediatric research.
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  • Reporting of Ethical Considerations in Clinical Trials in Chinese Nursing Journals.Yanni Wu, Michelle Howarth, Chunlan Zhou, Xue Ji, Jiexia Ou & Xiaojin Li - 2019 - Nursing Ethics 26 (4):973-983.
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  • Are Students Kidding with Health Research Ethics? The Case of HIV/AIDS Research in Cameroon.Nchangwi S. Munung, Godfrey B. Tangwa, Chi P. Che, Laurent Vidal & Odile Ouwe-Missi-Oukem-Boyer - 2012 - BMC Medical Ethics 13 (1):12.
    Universities in Cameroon are playing an active part in HIV/AIDS research and much of this research is carried out by students, usually for the purpose of a dissertation/thesis. Student theses/dissertations present research findings in a much more comprehensive manner and have been described as the stepping-stone of a budding scientist’s potential in becoming an independent researcher. It is therefore important to verify how students handle issues of research ethics.
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  • Ethical Challenges in Mental Health Research Among Internally Displaced People: Ethical Theory and Research Implementation. [REVIEW]Chesmal Siriwardhana, Anushka Adikari, Kaushalya Jayaweera & Athula Sumathipala - 2013 - BMC Medical Ethics 14 (1):13-.
    Millions of people undergo displacement in the world. Internally displaced people (IDP) are especially vulnerable as they are not protected by special legislation in contrast to other migrants. Research conducted among IDPs must be correspondingly sensitive in dealing with ethical issues that may arise. Muslim IDPs in Puttalam district in the North-Western province of Sri Lanka were initially displaced from Northern Sri Lanka due to the conflict in 1991. In the backdrop of a study exploring the prevalence of common mental (...)
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