The Research Ethics Committee (REC) of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) was established and approved by the Vice-Chancellor of UiTM in 2004. The REC is currently managed by the Research Management Centre under the Office of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation)
Research Ethics Committee
Universiti Teknologi MARA
The Research Ethics Committee (REC) of Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) is an independent body of medical professionals and non-medical/non-scientific members that oversee all research involving human participants that is being conducted in UiTM and it is listed under the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA), Ministry of Health since 2012. The committee adopts research ethics guidelines as outlined by the Helsinki Declaration agreed by the World Medical Association and Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS).
The objectives of REC are to safeguard the rights, safety and well-being of human research participants, provide timely, comprehensive and independent review of the ethics of proposed studies and ensure that the research complies with existing laws and regulations. The responsibility of the REC includes, but is not limited to the approval/disapproval, amendment or termination of studies which do not conform to the standard guidelines.
Aims of REC
to protect the participants
Participants are a valuable part of the research process and not merely a means of accessing data.