What Do Ethical Guidelines for Epidemiology Say About an Ethics Review? A Qualitative Systematic Review

Science and Engineering Ethics 23 (3):743-768 (2017)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

Epidemiological research is subject to an ethics review. The aim of this qualitative review is to compare existing ethical guidelines in English for epidemiological research and public health practice in regard to the scope and matter of an ethics review. Authors systematically searched PubMed, Google Scholar and Google Search for ethical guidelines. Qualitative analysis was applied to categorize important aspects of the an ethics review process. Eight ethical guidelines in English for epidemiological research were retrieved. Five main categories that are relevant to the review of epidemiological research by Institutional Review Boards/Research Ethics Committees were distinguished. Within the scope of main categories, fifty-nine subcategories were analyzed. There are important differences between the guidelines in terms of the scope and matter of an ethics review. Not all guidelines encompass all identified ethically important issues, and some do not define precisely the scope and matter of an ethics review, leaving much to the ethics of the individual researchers and the discretion of IRBs/RECs.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 76,140

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Research ethics committees: A regional approach.Cheryl Cox Macpherson - 1999 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 20 (2):161-179.
Ethics in Neonatal Pain Research.Anna Axelin & Sanna Salanterä - 2008 - Nursing Ethics 15 (4):492-499.

Analytics

Added to PP
2017-06-07

Downloads
18 (#614,184)

6 months
1 (#447,993)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author Profiles

Vilius Dranseika
Jagiellonian University
Jan Piasecki
Jagiellonian University Medical College

Citations of this work

Need for Controlling of the Filter Bubble Effect.Marko Curkovic - 2019 - Science and Engineering Ethics 25 (1):323-323.

Add more citations