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Clinical research ethics review process in Lebanon: efficiency and functions of research ethics committees – results from a descriptive questionnaire-based study


Received: 20 August 2017

Accepted: 6 November 2017

Published: 11 January 2018

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Open Peer Review reports

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Original Submission
20 Aug 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
22 Oct 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Bruna Frizon Greggianin
6 Nov 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Marco Grosso
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
6 Nov 2017 Editorially accepted
11 Jan 2018 Article published 10.1186/s13063-017-2397-2

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Hôtel-Dieu de France University Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
Faculty of Medicine, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
Health Department, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK