Democratic Republic of Congo

Governing Agencies and Ethics Review Structure

Useful Documents

  • National Ethics Guidelines for Biomedical and Public Health Research
  • Standard Operating Procedures for the NHEC

Points to Consider – Investigators

  • Country-specific requirements:
    • Palabre Project Capacity building (PAPCAB) – The PAPCAB was aimed to strengthen the capacity of National Health Ethics Council and develop national ethics guidelines
    • Biomedical Research must be accompanied by an increase in local research ethics activity, in the form of capacity building in the ethical review of research, integration of research ethics within medical and public health curricula and institutions, and development of context- sensitive research ethics guidelines and regulations

Local Research Institutions