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Improving Ethical Review of Research Involving Incentives for Health Promotion

  • Alex John London mail,

    ajlondon@andrew.cmu.edu

    Affiliation: Philosophy Department and Center for Ethics and Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • David A. Borasky Jr,

    Affiliation: Office of Research Protection, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Anant Bhan,

    Affiliation: Researcher, Bioethics and Global Health, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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  • for the Ethics Working Group of the HIV Prevention Trials Network
  • Published: March 27, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001193

About the Authors

Alex John London
Philosophy Department and Center for Ethics and Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
David A. Borasky Jr
Office of Research Protection, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States of America
Anant Bhan
Researcher, Bioethics and Global Health, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Corresponding Author

Email: ajlondon@andrew.cmu.edu

Competing Interests

AJL, DAB, and AB are members of the Ethics Working Group of the HIV Prevention Trials Network, which currently sponsors two clinical trials involving financial incentives for health.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: AJL. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: AJL DAB AB. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: AJL DAB AB. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: AJL DAB AB. Conceived and designed the manuscript: AJL DAB AB.