Governing Agencies and Ethics Review Structure
The National Health Research Ethics Sub-Committee (NatHREC) is responsible ethical and scientific oversight of human subjects research conducted in Tanzania. NatHREC has developed and implemented guidelines, regulations and standard operating procedures for ethics review, as well as evaluating and monitoring new, ongoing and approved health research protocols.
- Standard Operating Procedures
- Application for Ethics Approval Form
- Checklist for Ethical Clearance Application Submission
- Data Transfer Agreement
- Materials Transfer Agreement
Points to Consider – Investigators
All health research proposals in Tanzania must get an Institutional Ethical approval at the host institution where the research will be based. In the case that there is no Institutional Ethics Committee, the approval will be sought from the NatHREC. For all health researches involving external collaborators (non-Tanzanians), the researchers must apply for the Institutional Ethical Clearance as well as the National Ethics Clearance. Non-Tanzanian researchers are required by law to get Research Clearance and Research Permit from Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology.
Local Research Institutions