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Table 2 Committee structures and protocol review procedures, by country

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

Committees Number of members Number of items in the dossier Processing fees Turnaround time
National Ethics Committee for Health Research, Burkina Faso 9 6 70–800 EUR depending on who submits the request 2 months
Helsinki Committee Ethical Approval of Palestinian Health Research Council 3 3 No cost 1 week
Institutional Ethics Committee for Humans of the Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University 28 7 500 USD 4 weeks
Ethics Committee of the School of Public Health of the University of Kinshasa 15 8 500 USD Unspecified
  1. Source: Data from the documentary review, 2016