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research ethics committee

A committee found in all institutions that conduct research on living organisms, and from which all research on human tissue must be approved. RECs have lay and professional member and are overseen by National Research Ethics Service, which is part of the NHS National Patient Safety Committee

REC Remit
Protect the dignity, rights, safety and well-being of all actual and potential research participants.
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However, the real 'father' of modern research ethics committees is Henry K Beecher, emeritus professor of anaesthesiology at Harvard University, who drew attention to unethical research in the 1960s [Beecher, 1966].
As it falls within the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) hospital complex, all research taking place at WDGMC requires approval from the Wits Human Research Ethics Committee (Medical) (HREC(M)).
Chair, Human Research Ethics Committee (Medical), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Solomon et al., the first North American case to find that a research ethics committee had negligently approved a protocol, furnishes one example.
23 November 2011 - Prana Biotechnology (ASX:PBT), an Australia-based developer of pharmaceutical products for degenerative brain diseases, said on Tuesday it had received approval from the Austin Health Research Ethics Committee to launch a 12-month Phase II Imaging trial testing of PBT2, its drug candidate for Alzheimer's disease.
Even under the common law, and without the establishment of a specific research ethics committee, however, it is arguable that all provincial colleges have a responsibility to human research participants, as part of their basic mandate to protect the public.
During questioning, Kevin Zilkha, the physician chairman of the research ethics committee (REC, equivalent to an IRB) described how the chemotherapy trial had come to be performed without informed consent.
Ethics approval for the study was granted by the Stellenbosch University health research ethics committee as well the Kenyatta National Hospital-University of Nairobi ethics review committee.
Safeguards include the requirement for the medical research to be approved by a human research ethics committee, a requirement that the potential benefit to the patient or others outweighs the risk or inconvenience to the patient, and a requirement that the patients life is interfered with to the smallest extent possible.
Ms Rosemary Hehir Director of the board of Lifeworks and a member of Melbourne Health s Human Research Ethics Committee. She was previously Chief Executive Officer of YWCA; and has tertiary qualifications in political science and criminology.

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