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UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN/ UNIVERSITY COLLEGE HOSPITAL ETHICS’ COMMITTEE (UI/UCH ETHICS’ COMMITTEE)

1. Registration Number with Federal Wide Assurance (FWA): FWA00003094

2. Registration Number with Office of Human Research Protection (OHRP): IORG0001987

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Registration Number with  Nigeria Health Research Ethics Committee  (NHREC): NHREC/05/01/2008a

 

About the UI/UCH Ethics Committee

 The UI/UCH Ethics Committee of the University of Ibadan was established in 1980 as one of the Committees of the Academic Board of the College of Medicine in order to serve as the gatekeeper for research that involves human subjects in the University of Ibadan and the University College Hospital. It is the duty of the Committee to ensure that scientific research are ethically sound and compliant with Global Best Practices (GBP) as stated in the Charters of   Federal Wide Assurance (FWA), Office of Human Research Protection (OHRP) and Nigeria Health Research Ethics Committee (NHREC). The Committee also mentors upcoming Ethics Committees in other institutions of higher learning and tertiary health care in Nigeria. In order to perform this very important assignment, the University of Ibadan has a dedicated office for the Committee with two desk officers supervised by a Principal Assistant Registrar who is the Secretary to the Committee. Proposals are submitted to the Committee’s Secretariat and processed for exempt, expedited or full reviews within the shortest possible time.  The Committee’s membership is robust to provide adequate constructive feedback to the principal investigators with the support of the reviewers that are members of the academic/medical/research communities of the University of Ibadan and the University College Hospital. The Committee holds a monthly meeting where feedbacks from reviewers on research protocols are assessed for correctness and compliance before full approvals are issued to research protocols with invasive procedures. Most of the time expedited approvals are given to questionnaire studies and exempt approvals given to research protocols with minimal invasive procedures.