Human Research Protection

The Research Integrity and Compliance Committee (FTM-RIC) fosters a research environment that promotes the respect for the rights and welfare of individuals recruited for, or participating in, research conducted by or under the auspices of FTM. ORIC supports FTM Ethics Committee (FTM-EC) to ensure that human subject research at FTM is appropriate and conforms to laws and regulations; and to facilitate excellence research in human subjects.

FTM and its researchers have responsibilities towards all human research participants. These include ensuring their well-being, maintaining their confidentiality and managing their data effectively.

The EC is responsible for ensuring research conforms to the highest ethical standards. The EC ensure research with human participants is designed to have the maximum research benefit and the minimum risk of harm and that research participants are fully informed.

The FTM-EC follows the guidelines of the Office of Human Research Protection (OHRP) and other national regulations.

Requirements
All FTM research (by staff, students or other individuals or organizations affiliated with the Faculty) involving human participants must be reviewed and approved by the EC before the research can be conducted. No study should commence until ethical approval has been given in writing. The EC does not provide retrospective reviews.