Some entities, when carrying out research, do not strictly require Institutional review board (IRB) approval (or may be doing the whole thing in a place where IRB does not exist).
If we believe that a piece of contribution has ethical concerns that may fail an IRB inspection but see no IRB requirements on both where they are from (where they work) and where they are going to (where they publish),
- Is it OK
- to endorse this work?
- to use this work in another research (without ethical concerns)?
- to use this work in another research that requires IRB approval?
- What should we do?