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Bin it or pin it? Which professional ethical guidance on managing COVID-19 should I follow?

Judgments can and should be informed (and constrained) by guidance, and hopefully these preliminary observations on the current ethical guidance on managing COVID-19 will provide some useful pointers for time-pressed professionals.

How do 66 European institutional review boards approve one protocol for an international prospective observational study on traumatic brain injury? Experiences from the CENTER-TBI study

A review of IRB documents found variations in the procedures between and within European countries. There were differences in submission and approval requirements, number of review rounds and total duration.

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BMC Medical Ethics is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in relation to the ethical aspects of biomedical research and clinical practice, including professional choices and conduct, medical technologies, healthcare systems and health policies.

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