Table 3

Composition of existing National Ethics Committees (NECs) countries that reported its existence (n = 15)

Specialty

Numbers of NECs with member specialty (%)


National Ministry

40% (6/15)

Medical Doctor

100% (15/15)

Scientist

33% (5/15)

Social Scientist

27% (4/15)

Public Health

13% (2/15)

Epidemiologist

13% (2/15)

Nurse

20% (3/15)

Pharmacy

13% (2/15)

Legal Expert

60% (9/15)

Religious

33% (5/15)

Community Member

13% (2/15)

Journalist

13% (2/15)

Bioethicist

13% (2/15)

Human Rights Council

13% (2/15)

Other

53% (8/15)


Abou-Zeid et al. BMC Medical Ethics 2009 10:8   doi:10.1186/1472-6939-10-8

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