Table 6

Laws regulating research existing within the countries of the National Ethics Committees (NECs)

Types of Laws Regulating Research

Numbers of NECs reporting type of law (%)


Governing ethical review of research

46% (7/15)

Protection of research subjects

46% (7/15)

Requirement of informed consent

67% (10/15)

Establishment of research ethics committees

40% (6/15)


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

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