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Table 1 Characteristics of Protocols submitted to the CIBS FM&MCH: 2013–2016

From: Research ethics review at University Eduardo Mondlane (UEM)/Maputo Central Hospital, Mozambique (2013–2016): a descriptive analysis of the start-up of a new research ethics committee (REC)

N = 309 2013
n(%)
2014
n(%)
2015
n(%)
2016
n(%)
Total
n(%)
p-value
Total Protocols Evaluated 60 (20) 97 (31) 88 (28) 64 (21) 309 (100)  
Source of Protocol
 UEM 45 (75) 58 (60) 53 (60) 41 (64) 197 (64) 0.024
 MCH 10 (17) 9 (9) 16 (18) 12 (19) 47 (15)  
 other 5 (8) 30 (31) 19 (22) 11 (17) 65 (21)  
Academic Level
 Bachelors 7 (12) 33 (34) 17 (19) 11 (17) 68 (22) < 0.001
 Masters 19 (32) 42 (43) 38 (43) 31 (48) 130 (42)  
 Doctoral 3 (5) 5 (5) 5 (6) 5 (8) 18 (6)  
 Post-Doctoral 1 (1) 1 (1) 7 (8) 0 (0) 9 (3)  
 Faculty 30 (50) 16 (17) 21 (24) 17 (27) 84 (27)  
Type of Study
 Descriptive cross sectional 33 (55) 65 (67) 57 (65) 35 (55) 190 (61) 0.192
 Qualitative studies 14 (23) 15 (16) 14 (16) 16 (25) 62 (20)  
 Observation cross sectional 5 (8) 3 (3) 9 (10) 1 (2) 18 (6)  
 Clinical trial 1 (2) 1 (1) 1 (1) 3 (4) 6 (2)  
 Others 7 (12) 13 (13) 7 (8) 9 (14) 33 (11)  
Temporality of study       0.088
 Prospective 43 (72) 68 (70) 56 (64) 53 (83) 220 (71)  
 Retrospective 16 (27) 29 (30) 32 (36) 11 (17) 88 (28)  
 Both 1 (1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0)  
Data Collection Method
 Quantitative 30 (50) 42 (43) 54 (62) 32 (50) 158 (51) 0.187
 Qualitative 25 (42) 46 (48) 24 (27) 24 (38) 118 (39)  
 Mixed 5 (8) 9 (9) 10 (11) 8 (12) 32 (10)  
Discipline
 Health Sciences 29 (48) 61 (63) 60 (68) 39 (61) 189 (61) 0.118
 Social Sciences 19 (32) 26 (27) 19 (22) 21 (33) 85 (28)  
 Biological Sciences 12 (20) 10 (10) 9 (10) 4 (6) 35 (11)  
Sub-Discipline
 Clinical Medicine 23 (38) 57 (59) 57 (64) 35 (55) 172 (56) 0.001
 Laboratory 18 (30) 10 (10) 9 (10) 7 (11) 44 (14)  
 Sociology 9 (15) 9 (9) 7 (8) 7 (11) 32 (10)  
 Knowledge/Attitude/Practice 2 (3) 9 (9) 5 (6) 7 (11) 23 (7)  
 Health Administration 0 (0) 5 (5) 3 (3) 2 (3) 10 (3)  
 Anthropology 6 (10) 0 (0) 1 (1) 2 (3) 9 (3)  
 Psychiatry 0 (0) 2 (2) 0 (0) 3 (5) 5 (2)  
 Pharmacy 1 (2) 1 (1) 1 (1) 0 (0) 3 (1)  
 Other 1 (2) 4 (4) 5 (6) 1 (2) 11 (4)  
Location of Research       0.014
 Hospital 18 (30) 45 (46) 47 (53) 32 (50) 142 (46)  
 Peripheral Health Facility 6 (10) 20 (21) 13 (15) 7 (11) 46 (15)  
 Community 12 (20) 12 (12) 15 (17) 9 (14) 48 (16)  
 Laboratory 15 (25) 12 (12) 5 (6) 4 (6) 36 (12)  
 Multicenter 3 (5) 2 (2) 4 (5) 2 (3) 11 (3)  
 School 3 (5) 2 (2) 1 (1) 4 (6) 10 (3)  
 other 3 (5) 4 (4) 3 (3) 6 (9) 16 (5)  
Committee Decision
 Approved by CIBS FM & MCH 50 (83) 74 (76) 61 (69) 37 (58) 222 (72) 0.002
 Approved by CNBS 6 (10) 12 (12) 16 (18) 6 (9) 40 (13)  
 With the Investigatora 3 (5) 6 (6) 9 (10) 17 (27) 35 (11)  
 With the CNBSb 1 (2) 5 (5) 2 (2) 4 (6) 12 (4)  
  1. aNot approved in the study period due to being with the investigator to respond to comments from reviewers
  2. bNot approved in the study period due to being under review with the CNBS