National Bioethics Committee for Research

Health Research Institute, National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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

  • International Funding specifically given for research done anywhere in Pakistan e.g. Research Advocacy Fund (RAF), DFID, USAID etc
  • Funded or supported by the Government of Pakistan
  • Any other research either done all over Pakistan or is a multi-province
  • Drug trials for registration

shall be reviewed and approved by the NBCR-REC before a study is started.



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...


REC Members


Dr. Saima Pervaiz Iqbal; Chairperson REC

Head of Community and Family Medicines, Shifa College of Medicine-Islamabad


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. Saqib Mehmood

The University of Health Sciences,



Prof. Dr. Nazli Hossain

Prof. of OBGYN & Dean

Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS),



Prof. Dr. Marie Andrades

Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU),



Prof. Dr. Sualeha Siddiqui Shekhani

Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT),



Prof. Dr. Amjad Mehboob

Gajju Khan Medical College GKMCS

Swabi, KPK


Prof. Dr. Saira Afzal

Chairperson and Head of Community Medicine

King Edward Medical University



Dr. Ejaz Ahmad Khan

Associate Professor Public Health,

Health Services Academy, Park Road,



Prof. Dr. Abdul Rahman

Associate Prof. Community Medicine

Bolan Medical Complex



Dr. Ijaz Ahmad

Infectious Disease specialist

Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University, H-8/4,



Mrs. Sobiya Mohiyuddin Ayaz





Fees Structure






National Bioethics Committee for Research (NBC-R), NIH (HRI),

Shahrah-e-Jamhuriat, G-5/2

Islamabad, Pakistan

Tel: +92-51-9224325, 9207386

Fax: +92-51-9216774