Governing Agencies and Ethics Review Structure

A division of Ministry of Health and Medical Prevention Senegal National Health Research Council (Conseil National pour la Recherche en Santé /CNRS) has two committees, Scientific committee and Ethics committee

  • Ministry of Scientific Research and Technology
  • National Ethical Committee for Health Research (CNERS)
  • Ministry of Health, Prevention and Public Hygiene
  • Ministry of higher education is linked to the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Economy & Finance allocates core budget for functioning of DER and CNERS
  • National Laboratory of Drug Control

Useful Documents

  • National Research Ethics guidelines
  • Ethical code for Health Research
  • ICH guidelines on GCP, Internal regulations (SOPs)

Points to Consider – Investigators

  • National Health Research Council Ethics Committee reviews protocols, conducts research ethics evaluation, informed consent documentation
  • Investigators conduct scientific review and evaluate ethical and specific aspects of research

Local Research Institutions