Prior to initiating a study/clinical trial, researchers must obtain approval from national regulatory authorities (NRAs) and ethics committees to conduct clinical trials. The ethics committees review the integrity of the protocol, because poorly designed studies that are either not needed or cannot answer the question are unethical.    


Regulatory  |  Committees


When starting your research, researchers should familiarise themselves with the national framework in place for conducting studies/trials. The researcher must ensure that their piece of research complies with the appropriate national and international standards and guidance, regulations and legislation.

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There are various committees, which can be involved in your research. The templates here are associated with those of an Ethics Committee. An Ethics Committee is the authorised body to review documents for research taking place in the insitution.


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