Why do studies need an ethical framework?
If unregulated people are put at risk / die or data can be manipulated for $$$
see thalidomide and birth defects
What is the Declaration of Helsinki?
“It is the duty of physicians who are involved in medical research to protect the life, health, dignity, integrity, right to self-determination, privacy, and confidentiality of personal information of research subjects.”
tl;dr look after the people in your studies
The Declaration of Helsinki states that groups which are underrepresented in medical research must be provided with access to studies.
Which group is a good example of this?
because population is aging and data is very useful, but elderly recruitment is low
What is publication bias?
Studies which non-significant results aren’t published as much as those with significant results
bad science ben goldacre
Which act describes the rules researches have to follow when they have people’s personal info?
Data Protection Act
What is a Caldicott Guardian?
Person employed by the NHS who is responsible for enforcing data protection rules
consent is important in research
does this surprise you