O these, six were from Research Ethics Committees
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
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.
Workload of a South African university-based health research ethics committee
in 2003 and 2007.