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Do aid agencies have an ethical duty to comply with researchers? A response to Rennie.

Authors
  • Zachariah, Rony1
  • Janssens, Vincent
  • Ford, Nathan
  • 1 Médecins sans Frontières, 68 Rue de Gasperich, L-1617, Gasperich, Luxembourg. [email protected] , (Luxembourg)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Developing world bioethics
Publication Date
May 01, 2006
Volume
6
Issue
2
Pages
78–80
Identifiers
PMID: 16594970
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Medical AID organisations such as Médecins Sans Frontières receive several requests from individuals and international academic institutions to conduct research at their implementation sites in Africa. Do AID agencies have an ethical duty to comply with research requests? In this paper we respond to the views and constructed theories (albeit unfounded) of one such researcher, whose request to conduct research at one of our sites in the Democratic Republic of Congo was turned down.

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