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Can research that is not intended or unlikely to be published be considered ethical?

Barton, Christopher A.; Michael Tam, Chun Wah; Abbott, Penelope; Hall, Sally; Liaw, Siawteng

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Background For research to be ethically acceptable, the potential benefits must justify any risks involved for participants. Dissemination of research findings through publication is one way of creating benefit, but not all researchers intend to publish their research. Other factors, such as lack of size or representativeness, generalisability or innovativeness, or negative findings mean the research is unlikely to be published in a peer-reviewed medical journal. Objectives This paper discusses...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/217893
Source: Australian Family Physician

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