Research Ethics Committee (REC)

NYUAD’S Research Ethics Committee (REC) is a branch of the IRB designated for the review of Abu Dhabi based biomedical research and research involving human tissue sampling. The REC follows Abu Dhabi Department of Health (DOH) policy and standard operating procedures (DOH REC SOP). Research can be determined Exempt through a desk review by the IRB staff. Any project not qualifying for exemption is reviewed by the convened committee at monthly meetings.

How to determine if your research requires REC review under DOH policy:

REC Decision Tree

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For questions or guidance ofn the REC and its jurisdiction, please email