Ambulatory Pediatric Association policy statement: Ensuring integrity for research with children

Ruth A. Etzel, Peter G. Szilagyi, William Cooper, Bernard P. Dreyer, Christopher B. Forrest, David P. McCormick, Janet Serwint, Lisa Simpson, David Wood, Paul M. Darden, Michael H. Farrell, Christine McHenry, Herbert L. Needleman, Virginia Ashby Sharpe

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Conflicts of interest (both financial and nonfinancial) have eroded public trust in medical research. There is now overwhelming evidence for systematic bias due to conflicts of interest associated with financial links between researchers and their institutions to commercial entities. To help manage and eliminate conflicts of interest and to regain public trust, the Ambulatory Pediatric Association developed a code of ethics for research in general pediatrics. While researchers in general pediatrics encounter many of the same ethical challenges as other medical researchers, many issues apply uniquely to the study of children's health because children may not be able to protect their own interests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-5
Number of pages3
JournalAmbulatory Pediatrics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

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This policy statement was developed under a cooperative agreement between the Ambulatory Pediatric Association and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) to undertake activities to enhance research integrity in general pediatrics. The cooperative agreement was funded by the Office of Research Integrity of the US Department of Health and Human Services.


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