Burkina Faso

Governing Agencies and Ethics Review Structure

  • Ministry of Health (French)
  • Review Structure: Ethics Committee for Health Research
  • Consent is required for human genetic research unless waived by an ethics committee

  • According to Law No. 23/94: human biological materials means the organs, tissues and products that can be used for therapeutic or research purposes on human beings. They can be derived from living or cadaveric donors

Useful Documents

Local Research Institutions

Points to Consider

  • CNRFP will be responsible for obtaining local IRB or Ethics Board approval prior to the implementation of any research procedures in Burkina Faso.