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Ethics of Human Subject Research

“I assist physicians with study design and data analysis. I also need this knowledge for reviewing protocols in my role as Institutional Review Board Coordinator.” Karen, United States

Vaccine trials are governed by research ethics, such as informed consent and privacy.


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