This UK policy document describes what research ethics committees should be like and when their review is required.
- Governance Arrangements for Research Ethics Committees: a harmonised edition (updated April 2012 and valid until 16 September 2018)
- Governance Arrangements for Research Ethics Committees (published 18 June 2018 and valid from 17 September 2018)
Working with the Devolved Administrations we have agreed a revision of the Governance Arrangements for Research Ethics Committees. This revision is primarily a technical update to take account of changes in hyperlinks, references, organisations’ names and branding, as well as legal, policy and operational developments, since the current version was issued in 2012. We have also taken the opportunity to make some clarifications in light of feedback on the current version. The current version remains in place until 16 September 2018, and the new version applies from 17 September 2018. The gap between publication and implementation allows organisations to make any necessary changes.