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RESEARCH ETHICS TEAM

The mandate of the team is to provide administrative oversight and support to the respective committees and boards to ensure uniformity of ethical approval processes and procedures are adhered to across the University.
The University of Ghana Research Ethics Committees are mandated to review proposed research involving human and non-human participants conducted by students, faculty and staff of the University in order to ensure adherence to both local and international guidelines. In carrying out their responsibilities, the committees ensure that the right, dignity, safety and general wellbeing of participants are protected. All the committees have Standard Operating Procedures.
There are currently five  (5) Ethics Committees/Boards namely: Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research Institutional Review Board (NMIMR-IRB) located within the NMIMR; Ethical and Protocol Review Committee (EPRC) located within the College of Health Sciences, Korle-Bu; Ethics Committees for the Humanities (ECH) located within the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER); Ethics Committee for Basic and Applied Sciences (ECBAS) located within the College of Basic and Applied Sciences; and an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) located within NMIMR reviews proposed studies involving animals to ensure their responsible and ethical use for research purposes considering appropriate ethical guidelines.

ECBAS

THE ETHICS COMMITTEE FOR BASIC AND APPLIED SCIENCES ECBAS

The Ethics Committee for Basic and Applied Sciences (ECBAS) provides effective and integrated support for ethical review and approval processes for all research protocol within disciplines in the College of Basic and Applied Sciences.

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ECH

ETHICS COMMITTEE FOR HUMANITIES (ECH)

The Ethics Committee for the Humanities is responsible for the ethical review of all research protocols conducted within the humanities study areas......read more

 

EPRC

THE ETHICAL AND PROTOCOL REVIEW COMMITTEE (EPRC)

The Ethical and Protocol Review Committee of the College of Health Sciences, Korle-Bu Campus (EPRC) is responsible for the ethical review of all research protocols of students and faculty members based at the College of Health Sciences (CHS) in Korle-Bu.  

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NMIMR-IRB

THE NOGUCHI MEMORIAL INTITUTE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH - INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD (NMIMR-IRB)

The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research – Institutional Review Board (NMIMR-IRB) is an independent and competent body set up to review, evaluate and decide on the ethical merits of research protocols ensuring and guaranteeing the rights, dignity, safety and protection of all individuals and communities who participate in research activities. The NMIMR-IRB reviews medical/health science related protocols......read more.