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Q: Do clinical trials ever go wrong?

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  1. Values and Ethics: Guidelines for Ethical Conduct in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research (2003)
  2. Keeping Research on Track: A guide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples about Health Research Ethic (2006)
  3. National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007)
  4. Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2007)
  5. Human Research Ethics Committees and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (2001)
  6. Australian Clinical Trial Hand Book (2006)

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Which one of the following do you think is the most common reason for participating in clinical trials?
This opinion poll provides an informal way for the clinical research community to express its views on current topics. The results are not a scientific poll and do not necessarily reflect the percentages of all clinical researchers who agree with these positions.
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