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Are students kidding with health research ethics?

Fascinating new article available in the BMC Journal of Medical Ethics through Open Access:

Are students kidding with health research ethics? The case of HIV/AIDS research in Cameroon

By: Nchangwi S Munung, Godfrey B Tangwa, Chi P Che, Laurent Vidal and Odile Ouwe-Missi-Oukem-Boyer

First paragraph from Abstract:

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.

Access the full abstract and link to the full article here:

http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6939/13/12/abstract


 

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