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International variation in ethics committee requirements: comparisons across five Westernised nations

  • Felicity Goodyear-Smith1Email author,
  • Brenda Lobb2,
  • Graham Davies3,
  • Israel Nachson4 and
  • Sheila M Seelau5
BMC Medical Ethics20023:2

https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6939-3-2

Received: 9 December 2001

Accepted: 19 April 2002

Published: 19 April 2002

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Original Submission
9 Dec 2001 Submitted Original manuscript
2 Jan 2002 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Gerry Kent
5 Jan 2002 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Sheila McLean
26 Feb 2002 Author responded Author comments - Felicity Goodyear-Smith
Resubmission - Version 2
26 Feb 2002 Submitted Manuscript version 2
21 Mar 2002 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Gerry Kent
17 Apr 2002 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Sheila McLean
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
Publishing
19 Apr 2002 Editorially accepted
19 Apr 2002 Article published 10.1186/1472-6939-3-2

How does Open Peer Review work?

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Department of General Practice & Primary Health Care, the University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
(2)
Department of Psychology, the University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
(3)
School of Psychology, University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom
(4)
Department Of Criminology, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel
(5)
Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, USA

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