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Table 1 Ethics committee composition in terms of profession

From: Health Research Ethics Committees in South Africa 12 years into democracy

Membership category Category representation on the 12 RECs Percentage of total committee membership in SA
Health scientists/clinicians 12 56%
Nurses 9 6%
Pharmacists 5 5%
Allied health professionals 5 5%
Lawyers 9 8%
Ethicists 8 6%
Theologians(Christian) 9 5%
Community representatives 10 8%
Statisticians 3 1%