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Ethical & Protocol Review

In line with the University of Ghana’s reorganization, the Ethical and Protocol Review Committee of the erstwhile University of Ghana Medical School was reconstituted to form the College of Health Sciences EPRC in January, 2015.

The Ethical and Protocol Review Committee of the College of Health Sciences, Korle-Bu Campus (EPRC) is registered with the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)  with IRB number IRB00006220. The committee is responsible for the ethical and scientific review of all research protocols of graduate students and faculty members based at the College of Health Sciences (CHS) in Korle-Bu. It is an independent and competent body set up to review, evaluate and decide on the scientific and ethical merits of research protocols. The EPRC follows Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) with clearly spelt out terms of reference, membership, meetings and criteria for protocol reviews.

All the activities of the EPRC are currently funded by the School of Medicine and Dentistry of the College of Health Sciences. The committee meets on the last Thursday of every month of the year except in July to review protocols. A number of expedited reviews occur as and when necessary. Submission to the Committee should be made at least two weeks before the meeting at which the submissions would be reviewed. Click here to view the meeting dates and deadline for submission of protocols.

 

Membership
The committee is made up of eleven (11) members comprising Scientists with varied background, a Lawyer and a Reverend Minister representing the larger community. The Officers of the EPRC are the Chair, Vice Chair and the Administrator with a Secretariat at the Research Office of the School of Medicine and Dentistry, Korle-bu.

 

Protocol Sbmission deadlines, Application Forms and Guidelines