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.