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Les Comités de Protection des Personnes : du dévouement au dévoiement des membres ?

Abstract : The emergence of international principles concerning research ethics requires an independent multidisciplinary committee to evaluate research protocols involving the human person. In France, compliance with these international principles depends, in part, on the “Committees for the Protection of Persons” (CPP). Currently, the regulation of research involving the human person constitutes in France the framework of CPPs but also the keystone on which their role is based. It requires that they ensure that the “conditions of validity” of the research are respected. It does not appear neither in their title nor in legislation that they are compelled to give an “ethical” opinion about research protocols. In this context, what is the meaning of the CPPs in research? Are they research ethics boards? How do members perceive it and invest their roles in carrying out the missions under the CPP? This research was carried out on a qualitative approach through semi-directional interviews. Nine members of the CPP from Île-de-France were interviewed, including two doctors, two presidents, a hospital pharmacist, three lawyers, two user representatives and a psychologist. All those interviewed made it possible to represent five out of ten CPPs in Île-de-France. The results showed that despite a “bureaucratization of ethics”, CPPs members are working to maintain their independence throught their volunteerism. This resistance is the cause of the refusal of the members to limit their mission to the acceptability of the research from a legal point of view. Their “ethical” thinking cannot be limited to criteria guaranteeing legal research or even a normative application of the principles of research ethics, under the guise of ethic.
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Lionel Goua de Baix. Les Comités de Protection des Personnes : du dévouement au dévoiement des membres ?. Ethique. 2019. ⟨dumas-02511234⟩



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