Cardiff University | Prifysgol Caerdydd ORCA
Online Research @ Cardiff 
WelshClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

Trust and regulatory organisations: The role of local knowledge and facework in research ethics review

Hedgecoe, Adam 2012. Trust and regulatory organisations: The role of local knowledge and facework in research ethics review. Social Studies of Science 42 (5) , pp. 662-683. 10.1177/0306312712446364

[img]
Preview
PDF (Postprint version) - Accepted Post-Print Version
Download (352kB) | Preview

Abstract

While trust is seen as central to most social relations, most writers, including sociologists of science, assume that modern trust relations – especially those in regulatory relationships – tend towards the impersonal. Drawing on ethnographic material from one kind of scientific oversight body – research ethics committees based in the UK NHS – this paper argues that interpersonal trust is crucial to regulatory decision-making and intimately bound up with the way in which these oversight bodies work, and that as such they build on, rather than challenge, the trust-based nature of the scientific community.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics (CESAGen)
Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Uncontrolled Keywords: ethics review; ethnography; regulation; research ethics committee (REC); trust
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 0306-3127
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:32
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/40740

Citation Data

Cited 10 times in Google Scholar. View in Google Scholar

Cited 33 times in Scopus. View in Scopus. Powered By Scopus® Data

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics