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Governance arrangements for Research Ethics Committees

Last updated on 17 Jun 2018

This UK policy document describes what research ethics committees should be like and when their review is required.

Updating policy

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.

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