Governing Agencies and Guiding Principles

  • Ministry of Health– National Ethics Committee on Clinical Research
  • Department of Medical Research, Lower Myanmar
  • Department of Medical Research, Upper Myanmar
  • Department of Traditional Medicine
  • Department of Medical Science
  • Department of Health planning
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Department of Health- Ethical Review Committee
  • Myanmar Academy of Medical Sciences (MAMS)-Ethics Awareness Program
  • National Ethical Review Committee

Useful Documents and Investigators’ Points to Consider

  • Operational guidelines for Institutional Ethical Review Committee (2005)
  • International Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research Involving Human Subjects (2002) were laid by the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) and World Health Organization (WHO)
  • National Health Committee gives guidance to National Health Programmes operating in the country. The National Advisory Boards which provide advice on health matters are:
  • Myanmar Academy of Medical Sciences (MAMS)
  • National Ethical Committee
  • National Committee for Malaria control and Management
  • Most clinical research conducted in Myanmar is through collaborative efforts of WHO, UNICEF and UNDP

Local Collaborating Institutions




Departmental and Institutional Ethical Review Committees