This UK policy document describes what research ethics committees should be like and when their review is required.
Governance Arrangements for Research Ethics Committees (published 18 June 2018 and valid from 17 September 2018)
Working with the Devolved Administrations a revision of the Governance Arrangements for Research Ethics Committees was published in June 2018. This revision was 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 previous version was issued in 2012. This new version applies from 17 September 2018, the gap between publication and implementation allowing organisations to make any necessary changes.