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Table 1 Documents required in dossiers for ethical approval of protocols, by country

From: Differences and structural weaknesses of institutional mechanisms for health research ethics: Burkina Faso, Palestine, Peru, and Democratic Republic of the Congo

Committee Documents
National Ethics Committee for Health Research, Burkina Faso 1. Authorization request form duly completed and signed by the promoter
2. Research protocol
3. Researchers’ curriculum vitae
4. Information sheet and informed consent form
5. Declaration forms completed and signed by the researchers
6. Receipt for payment of the dossier review fees
Helsinki Committee Ethical Approval of Palestinian Health Research Council 1. Research protocol
2. Curriculum vitae of the principal investigator
3. Hand-written request for approval addressed to the committee chair
Institutional Ethics Committee for Humans of the Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University 1. Letter to the university’s research director
2. Declaration form completed by the principal investigator and the person in charge of operations at the institution where the research is to be conducted
3. Financial and conflict-of-interest declarations
4. Checklist of documents for the presentation of research projects
5. Research protocol and instruments to be used in the investigation (questionnaires, data collection forms, guides, etc.) and to obtain consent (informed consent, information sheets, etc.), with the date and version indicated on the protocol and on each instrument and consent form
6. Curriculum vitae of the principal investigator
7. Pay slip
Ethics Committee of the School of Public Health of the University of Kinshasa 1. Research protocol
2. Budget (for activities and investments)
3. Curriculum vitae for all the investigators
4. Informed consent form
5. Data collection questionnaire
6. Amendments
7. Copy of proof of funding
8. Progress report on activities/Annual report