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Table 2 Composition of research ethics committees in countries that reported their existence

From: Status of national research bioethics committees in the WHO African region

Cadre Percentage (Frequency)
National medical research institute/council 72% (13/18)
University 61% (11/18)
National medical association 44% (8/18)
Renowned researcher 33% (6/18)
Social scientist 50% (9/18)
Public health professional from ministry of health 89% (16/18)
National bureau of standards 11% (2/18)
WHO 5% (1/18)
Attorney-general 39% (7/18)
Others 83% (15/18)