Ethics committee of NARTC reviews proposed studies to ensure that it follows internationally and locally accepted ethical guidelines. They monitor studies once they have begun and, where relevant, take part in follow-up action and surveillance after the end of the research. The committee has the authority to approve, reject or stop study or require modification to research protocols.


To promote high ethical standards in research for health.

  • To set policies or offer opinions on ongoing ethical issues in research
  • To review international ethical standards governing research involving human participants, as well as by local law in many jurisdictions
  • To review required laws of the country in which the research is being sponsored, even if it is not required by the host country’s own laws
  • To review to publish the results of their investigation, as most medical journals will not publish the results of research that has 5 not received the approval of a research ethics committee
  • To protect potential participants in the research
  • To take into account potentialrisks and benefitsforthe community in which the research will be carried out