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SA ethics committees urged to broaden engagement

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More varied, longer-term approach advocated

Ethics committees should broaden their terms to ensure greater engagement by South African researchers with stakeholders such as communities, a paper has argued.

“[Ethics] documents do help researchers to plan engagement in a way that is encouraged by national and international ethics guidance. However, there are many missed opportunities to do this even better,” the authors say.

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