Cartoon by Don Mayne www.researchcartoons.com
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Members of research ethics review bodies and ethics officers need to be careful they don’t slip into a superhero mindset. You aren’t battling evil or protecting hapless participants from dangerous research. Such thinking will turn you into the worst stereotype of someone involved in research ethics review. Instead, we must strive to facilitate ethical research through constructive feedback and collegiate support.