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Clinical Trials Ethics
in South Africa
 

National Health Act: Regulations: National Health Research Ethics Council

Ethics in Health Research Principles, Processes and Structures DOH, 2015

Central ethics committee, independent ethics committees (IEC) , Institutional Review Boards and Local Ethics Committee.

There is no central clinical research ethics committee in South Africa, however all ethics committees are governed by the National Health Research Ethics Council (NHREC). For more information on NHREC refer to their website.

South Africa Clinical Research Ethics Hierarchy

There is no central ethics committee in South Africa, however the independent ethics committee are the common ECs and can take a role of a central EC. The IEC in a clinical trial that have multiple private sites, 80% of the sites are submitted to the IEC.

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For more information on different ethics committees please see below:

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