Research Ethics Committee
The Research Ethics Committee (REC) reviews research on human subjects. All research (medical or social science) projects involving human subjects, whether as individuals or communities, including surveys, drug/device trial, the use of fetal material, embryos and tissues from alive or the recently dead done with
shall be reviewed and approved by the NBC-REC before a study is started.
Rapid Turn Around Review
In wake of COVID-19 Pandemic; to facilitate the conduct of ethical health research in the country National Bioethics Committee Pakistan is committed to play its role. Hence the expedited reviews of research proposals is in place which takes maximum of 7 working days after submission of proposals.
Routine review process
The duration of approval for a study shall be valid to a maximum period of one (1) year after which a re-approval is required. This will be standard for any study submitted irrespective of its duration whether one (1), five (5) or more years. Any change in conditions that could affect the rights/autonomy/welfare of subjects or serious adverse event during a study must be informed for approval to continue the study. See More...
Dr. Saima Pervaiz Iqbal; Chairperson REC
Head of Community and Family Medicines, Shifa College of Medicine-Islamabad
Prof. Dr. Aamir Mustafa Jafarey,
Professor/Surgeon, Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Culture (SIUT)
Prof. Dr. Munir A. Saleemi
Associate Dean, University of Lahore.
Prof. Dr. Jamshed Akhtar
Head of the Dept. of Pediatric Surgery NICH Karachi.
Dr. Farkhanda Ghafoor
Ex Research Director PHRC
Prof. Dr. Salman Ahmad Tipu,
Isra University, Islamabad
Dr. Ambreen Munir
Associate Professor of Surgery Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS) Jamshoro
National Bioethics Committee (NBC) Pakistan
NBC Secretariat, PHRC
Tel: +92-51-9224325, 9207386