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Table 3 Summary of Research Ethics Committee for observational studies and clinical trials

From: Adherence with reporting of ethical standards in COVID-19 human studies: a rapid review

  Observational studies n = (%) CTIMPs n = (%) Studies (non-CTIMPs) n = (%)
April search n = 55 Nov search n = 385 April search n = 4 Nov search n = 3 April search n = 0 Nov search n = 18
REC approval specified in article 39 (70.1%) 306 (80%) 4 (100%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%) 16 (89%)
If has REC approval and REC is named, can it be found online? n = 37 n = 251 n = 2 n = 3 n = 0 n = 13
Yes 16 (43%)* 194 (77%)* 1 (50%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 9 (69%)
  1. REC Research Ethics Committee, CTIMP Clinical Trial of Investigational Medicinal Products, Nov November
  2. *p < 0.01 [chi-squared test]