The mandate of the Ethics Committee
All intramural research conducted by the MRC on humans has to be reviewed by the Ethics Committee. Currently, multi-site and collaborative research also has to be reviewed by the Ethics Committees of any other institutions that are involved, e.g. universities.

The South African Medical research Council Human Research Ethics Committee is registered by the National Health Research Ethics Council. Registration number: REC-130312-011 valid until 30 November 2023

Federal-wide assurance (FWA) number of the MRC Ethics Committee
The MRC Ethics Committee is registered as an institutional review board (IRB) with the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) of the USA Dept of Health and Human Services; IRB organisation identifier: IRB00001569. The Medical Research Council's unique Assurance Number is FWA00002753, and the unique Organisation Number is IORG0001163 as well as OLAWA5726-01.

Secretariat:  Ms A Labuschagne
Tel: (021) 938-0687
E-mail: Adri.Labuschagne@mrc.ac.za