Start Submission Become a Reviewer

Reading: Ethics review of research: is there a need?


A- A+
Alt. Display

Leading Article

Ethics review of research: is there a need?


C. A. Wanigatunge

University of Sri Jayewardenepura, LK
About C. A.

Chairperson, Ethics Review Committee, Sri Lanka Medical Association


Faculty of Medical Sciences

X close


Ethics review of a research protocol by an independent ethics review committee (ERC) is an integral aspect in the conduct of research and aims to safeguard the rights, welfare and wellbeing of research participants. The ethical review process can be time consuming for both the researcher and the members of the ERC and may be considered unnecessary where the risk is minimal. This article discusses the need to regulate research through ethics review, the key issues that are important in such reviews and discusses how the problems that may arise in this process can be reduced.

How to Cite: Wanigatunge CA. Ethics review of research: is there a need?. Asian Journal of Internal Medicine. 2023;2(1):4–8. DOI:
Published on 07 Feb 2023.
Peer Reviewed


  • PDF (EN)

    comments powered by Disqus