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Table 1 Best practice recommendations

From: Improving the process of research ethics review

Stakeholder Activity
Researchers • Develop scientifically sound research proposals
• Understand and apply research ethics standards
• Ensure that applications are thorough and complete
• Be responsive to requests for revision and clarification
Research administrators • Understand and apply institutional requirements
• Understand and be able to communicate research ethics standards
• Share observed challenges with the appropriate institutional delegate so that solutions can be developed
Research Ethics Board members • Understand and consistently apply research ethics standards
• Respect review timelines
• Participate in (ongoing) educational activities
Institution • Provide necessary administrative support, responsive to variation in workload
• Encourage and support educational opportunities for researchers, administrators and REB members
• Promote a culture of respect for research ethics review