This article considers the process of ethical review of research on human subjects at a very large multinational consumer products company. The commercial context of this research throws up unique challenges and opportunities that make the ethics of the process of oversight distinct from mainstream medical research. Reflection on the justification of governance processes sheds important, contrasting light on the ethics of governance of other forms and context of research.

Original publication

DOI

10.1111/bioe.12040

Type

Journal article

Journal

Bioethics

Publication Date

07/2014

Volume

28

Pages

284 - 292

Keywords

commercial research, consumer products research, ethics committees, market research, market research ethics, research ethics, research governance, Biomedical Research, Commerce, Ethical Review, Ethics Committees, Research, Ethics, Research, Human Experimentation, Humans, Manufacturing Industry, Policy, Research