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Who needs research ethics? Take the challenge!

Updated Monday 8th October 2018

Take our short interactive experience to learn why research ethics is really a researcher's best friend. You'll be taken through a case to look at where and when you think the ethics committee might step in and why this would be necessary. Meet a fictional committee and become a member!

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