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IRBs/RECs Involved in International Research

WHO and Other Resources for International RECs

1. WHO 2012 guide for Research Ethics Committees:

“Standards and Operational Guidance for Ethics Review of Health – Related Research with Human Participants.”  This document provides advice on setting standards for RECs, and providing a common language for describing specific outcomes or characteristics. You may find this resource here.

2. WHO Ethical Standards and Procedures for Research with Human Beings (Including CIOMS, UNAIDS, European bodies)

3. Implementation: Capacity Building through the Strategic Initiative for Developing Capacity in Ethical Review (SIDCER):

  Network of Regional Partner Fora:

4. “Reviewing Clinical Trials: A Guide for the Ethics Committee”:

5. Setting Standards for Responsible Conduct of Research:

6. Ethics Training:

7.  ClinRegs website launched by the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID)