Table 2

Composition of research ethics committees in countries that reported their existence

Cadre

Percentage (Frequency)


National medical research institute/council

72% (13/18)

University

61% (11/18)

National medical association

44% (8/18)

Renowned researcher

33% (6/18)

Social scientist

50% (9/18)

Public health professional from ministry of health

89% (16/18)

National bureau of standards

11% (2/18)

WHO

5% (1/18)

Attorney-general

39% (7/18)

Others

83% (15/18)


Kirigia et al. BMC Medical Ethics 2005 6:10   doi:10.1186/1472-6939-6-10

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