Deliberating about race as a variable in biomedical research
CITATION: Van Niekerk, A. A. 2011. Deliberating about race as a variable in biomedical research. South African Medical Journal, 101(4):248-250.
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ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Race as a variable in research ethics is investigated: to what extent is it morally appropriate to regard the race of research subjects as pivotal for research outcomes? The challenges it poses to deliberation in research ethics committees are considered, and it is concluded that race sometimes must be considered, subject to clearly stated qualifications.