Enhanced REC collaborative review through video-conferencing

  • R Waddell
  • D Bukini
  • M Aboud
  • S Adams
  • E Lyamuya
  • J Masalu
  • E Bankert
  • L Wettemann


As international collaborative health research activities increase, building research ethics committees (REC) infrastructure and capacity in lowand middle-income countries for efficient and thorough review of research protocols becomes more critical, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. International investigators may face multiple challenges when conducting research in these settings, an important one being the length of time involved in securing REC review and approval. We discuss an approach to the problem that involved organisation of ‘rapid review’ REC sub-committees who met via video-conference for collaborative review of research protocols.


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eISSN: 1999-7639