What sort of proposals CoMREC handles?

COMRECis authorized by the National Commission for Science and Technology (NCST) to review and approve health/biomedical research involving human beings. COMREChas its specific jurisdictions and within the scope of authority delegated by the NSCT to COMREC, as an independent institutional research and ethics Committee, COMREC shall have the jurisdiction to review and approve only the following classes of studies;

  • Studies involving and/or originating from faculty members of the College of Medicine (COM) and/or Kamuzu College of Nursing (KCN) and their collaborators/co-investigators/affiliates (except national interest and multi-centre studies that shall be reviewed by NHSRC);
  • Single-centre studies involving or originating from faculty members of COM and/or KCN and their collaborators/co-investigators/affiliates with either one or more sites (except national interest studies that shall be reviewed by NHSRC)
  • Studies originating from postgraduate students of College of Medicine and/or Kamuzu College of Nursing (except national interest and multi-centre studies)