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Registered Health Research Ethics Committees in Nigeria (HREC)

Registered Health Research Ethics Committees in Nigeria (HREC)

July 2011 Update of Registered Ethics Committees.

According to the Chairman of NHREC, Professor Clement Adebamowo, these are the committees that have met the minimum requirement for registration as functional ethics committees in Nigeria and whose composition and operations meet the conditions specified in the National Code for Health Research Ethics (NCHRE). The Code requires that these committees be audited every 2 years so some may be dropped or their categorization change while new committees will be added as they complete the registration process.

S/No HREC Name Chairman Contact HREC Assigned Registration Numbers Host Institution Registration Expires Category
1 National Health Research Ethics Committee Prof. Clement Adebamowo; e-mail: chairman@nhrec.net; cadebamo@yahoo.com; Secretary: secretary@nhrec.net; Administrative Officer: Aminu A. Yakubu e-mail: deskofficer@nhrec.net NHREC/01/01/2007 Federal Ministry of Health 25/11/2013 A
2 Zankli Research Ethics Committee Chairman: Dr. Lovette Lawson lovettlawson@hotmail.com; Administrative Officer: titilala2000@yahoo.com; Tel: +234 9 6707273-4; +234 9 5239570
Fax: +234 9 6707275
NHREC/20/05/2007a Zankli Specialist Medical Centre 25/11/2013 E
3 Nigerian Institute for Medical Research Health Research Ethics Committee Prof. Femi Soyinka; e-mail: fasoyinka@yahoo.com Institutional HREC: nimr_irb@yahoo.com; Administrative Officer: Mr. Timothy Abolarinwa; e-mail: timshola@yahoo.com NHREC/11/02/2009a National Institute for Medical Research 25/11/2013 B
4 National Orthopaedic Hospital, Enugu, Health Research Ethics Committee Dr. R. E. Nnabuko e-mail: nnabuko@nohenig.com; Administrative Officer: amaechi@nohenig.com Email: info@nohe.com.ng Tel: 042 – 558244, 559877, 559885 Fax: 042-558246 NHREC/15/05/2008 National Orthopaedic Hospital, Enugu 25/11/2013 D
5 Federal Capital Territory Health Research Ethics Committee Dr. Abubakar Alli Gombe; Seceratary: Mrs. I. Adem, email: ikwubielaode@yahoo.com NHREC/14/12/2007b Federal Capital Development Authority 25/11/2013 D
6 National Hospital Abuja, Ethics Committee Institution HREC: e-mail: info@nationalhospitalabuja.net; Tel: 09-6272632 Administrative Officer: epeternha@yahoo.com NHREC/14/12/2007a National Hospital Abuja 25/11/2013 D
7 University of Ibadan/University College Hospital, Health Research Ethics Committee Prof. Clement Adebamowo; e-mail: cadebamo@yahoo.com; Institutional HREC: e-mail: uiuchirc@yahoo.com; Tel: 234-2-2413922; Administrative Officer: Mrs. F. Arotiba e-mail: funarot2000@yahoo.com; fax: 234-2-2411768 NHREC/05/01/2008a University of Ibadan/University College Hospital, Ibadan 25/11/2013 B
8 University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Health Research Ethics Committee Prof. Rich Umeh; e-mail: umehrich@yahoo.com; Institutional HREC: e-mail: cdunth@infoweb.abs.net; Tel: 042-252022, 252172, Adminstrative Officer: Mr. Onyimba Eze e-mail: mazionyimba@yahoo.com Cell: +234(0)8034079903 NHREC/05/01/2008b University of Enugu Teaching Hospital 25/11/2013 B
9 Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Health Research Ethics Committee Prof. Olayinka Ogundipe; Instituion HREC: e-mail: cmd@lasuth.org; website: www.lasuth.org Tel: 01-4979110/ 01-4979111 Administrative Officer: Mr.Mustapha Nojeem Ayinde Cell: +234(0)8084939291 NHREC/04/04/2008 Lagos State University College of Medicine 25/11/2013 D
10 ECWA Evangel Hospital Research and Ethics Review Committee Dr. Sunday Lengonang: email: sirlengs@yahoo.com Tel: 073 451754; 08035075874; Institutional HREC: e-mail: evangeljos@yahoo.com; Tel: 073-453950, 08065508303 Administrative Officer: Mr. Bulus Yayok, e-mail: phyayokbt@hotmail.com Tel: 08035015675; NHREC/21/05/2008 ECWA Evangel Hospital Research and Ethics Review Committee 25/11/2013 D
11 Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital Health Research Ethics Committee Dr. Borodo Tel: 064 – 661017, 661050, 663384 NHREC/21/08/2008a Aminu Kano Teachning Hopsital Health Research Ethics Committee 25/11/2013 C1
12 Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Health Research Ethics Committee Dr. Celestine . U. Odum; email: cmd@luthnigeria.org; website: www.luthnigeria.org Tel: 234-1-5850737, 5852187, 5852111 Adminitrative Officer: Mrs Sakirat Y. Eweje Tel: 08056570994 e-mail: syeweje@yahoo.com NHREC/19/12/2008a Lagos University Teaching Hospital Health Research Ethics Committee 25/11/2013 B
13 University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Health Research Ethics Committee Chairman: Dr. Samuel Ajayi; e-mail: soajayi@hotmail.com; Cell: +234(0)8034713299 Administrative Officer: Mrs Edith Emodi; email: uathmrec@yahoo.com Tel: +234 (0)9 882 1228; 882 1128; Fax: 8821382 NHREC/12/12/2008a University of Abuja Teachning Hospital Health Research Ethics Committee 25/11/2013 D
14 Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Health Research Ethics Committee Prof. E. A. Adejuyigbe; ; Mr. M. O. Adeyeye; email: gani.lekan@yahoo.com; Tel: +23408032430923; Fax: 036-230141 NHREC/27/02/2009a Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ille-Ife, Oyo State 25/11/2013 B
15 Ministry of Defence Health Research Ethics Committee Chairman:Dr. Joy Ugwuegede; email:joyugwuegede@yahoo.com Administrative Secretary: Dr. Chioma Nzeruem; email: epigod2002@yahoo.co.uk Tel: +2348059619329 NHREC/15/05/2009 Ministry of Defence Health Research Ethics Committee 25/11/2013 B
16 Plateau State Specialist Hospital, Health Research Ethics Committee Dr. Bitrus Matawal: e-mail:
bmatawal@yahoo.com
NHREC/05/01/2010b Plateau State Specialist Hospital, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria 25/11/2013 D
17 Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria, Health Research Ethics Committee Prof. Andrew Zoakah Administrative Officer: Manasseh Mutfwang NHREC/05/01/2010a Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria 25/11/2013 B
18 University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Health Research Ethics Committee Prof. I. A. Katibi; ia_katibi@yahoo.com; 08033804004 Secretary: Mrs. O. O. Olu-Bolaji; bimbolaji24@yahoo.com; 08036708101; Administrative Officer: F. J. Olaosebikan; e-mail: fatjummy@yahoo.com; mobile: 08035613759 NHREC/02/05/2010 University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital 25/11/2013 B
19 Jos Univerisity Teaching Hospital Health Research Ethics Committee Dr. E. N. Okeke Administrative Officer: Joshua Isa Gowon; e-mail: joshgisa@yahoo.com; monile: 08036166952 NHREC/13/03/2010 University of Jos Teaching Hospital 25/11/2013 B
20 Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital Health Research Ethics Committee Prof. Peter Ele; princeele2005@yahoo.com NHREC/02/02/2012 Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital 01/02/2014 B
21 FMC Aboekuta bakinremi2@aol.com NHREC/08/04/2010 FMC Abeokuta 25/11/2013 D
22 Yobe State Health Research Ethics Committee Name of Administrative Officer: Muhammad Liman
Phone Number: 08032921291
Email Address: yamahangu@yahoo.com
NHREC/27/09/2011 Yobe State Ministry of Health 27/09/2013 C1
23 Zamfara State Health Research Ethics Committee Ahmed Ibrahim; ahmedgongoni@yahoo.com; 08038145137 NHREC/10/11/2011b ZamafaraState Ministry of Health 09/11/2013 C1
24 Jigawa State Health Research Ethics Committee Dr. M. Kainuwa; 08035961832; mkainuwa@yahoo.com NHREC/10/11/2011 Jigawa State Ministry of Health 09/11/2013 C1
25 Bowen University Teaching Hospital Health Research Ethics Committee adeniranbn@yahoo.com; 08034076626 NHREC/12/04/2012 Bowen University Teaching Hospital Ogbomosho, Oyo State 12/04/2014 B
26 FMC Katsina Health Research Ethics Committee Dr. Abdulmajeed Suleiman; yinkasuleiman@hotmail.com NHREC/03/08/2012b FMC Katsina 03/08/2014 B
27 Cross River State Health Research Ethics Committee Edet O. Nkposong (Prof.) Elder (Mrs) Comfort Ekanem, 08034047926, comieka@yahoo.com, crshresearchethics@yahoo.co.uk NHREC/02/07/2012 Cross River State Ministry of Health 01/07/2014 C1
28 Katsina State Health Research Ethics Committee Jibo Fatima Muhammad; 08062550174 NHREC/03/08/2012 Katsina State Ministry of Health 02/08/2014 C1
29 University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Health Research Ethics Committee Prof. Martin Meremiku Barr. Ededet Eyoma, ededeteyoma@yahoo.co.uk NHREC/07/10/2012 University of Calabar Teaching Hospital 17/10/2014 B
30 Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Health Research Ethics Committee Prof. P. O. Olatunji, 08035953695, poolatunji@yahoo.com NHREC/08/10/2012 Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospita 08/10/2014 B
31 Bauchi State Ministry of Health Health Research Ethics Committee Alh. Muhammed Hassan Usman Umar Muhammad; usmanob@gmail.com; 08022627980 NHREC/12/05/2013 Bauchi State Ministry of Health 11/05/2015 C1
32 Sokoto State Ministry of Health Health Research Ethics Committee Dr. Buhari Bello Kware Muhammad Ladan; mladansk@yahoo.com; 08063496283 NHREC/20/06/2013 Sokoto State Ministry of Health 20/06/2015 C1
33 Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital Aro, Abeokuta Health Health Research Ethics Committee Dr. Akinwande Akinhanmi TOLULOPE BANJI OLADOTUN tolexim@yahoo.com.au, 08057119340 NHREC/24/07/2013 FNPH Aro Abeokuta 24/07/2015 B
34 Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma Health Health Research Ethics Committee Prof. Ignatius A. Onimawo BABALOLA BAMIDELE MICHAEL; +2348037733678; bami_d2002@yahoo.com; aauhrec@gmail.com NHREC/12/06/2013 Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma 12/06/2015 C1
35 Mainland Hospital Yaba Health Health Research Ethics Committee Dr. A.S. O Adesola Ms. Ekundayo Bunmi, +2348026865372, wasioulufemi@yahoo.com NHREC/10/08/2013 Mainland Hospital Yaba 10/08/2015 C1
36 African University of Science & Technology (AUST) Health Research Ethics Committee Prof. (Mrs.) Lucy J. Ogbadu Mr. Leo Morgan, 07042049738, leo@aust.edu.ng NHREC/19/12/2013 African University of Science & Technology (AUST 19/12/2015 C2
37 Babcock University Health Research Ethics Committee Prof. Dora Akinboye Prof. Grace Oluwatoyin Tayo, toyosi66@gmail.com NHREC/17/12/2013 Babcock University 17/12/2015 C1
38 FMC Gombe Health Research Ethics Committee D. I. Jalo Briskila A. Sambo, beehoneyas@yahoo.com, 08036500274, 072223410 ext 1278 NHREC/25/10/2013 FMC Gombe 25/10/2015 C1
39 Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital Health Research Ethics Committee Dr. Peterkio Ibiba Abdulrasak Aliyu, ohmf77@yahoo.com, 08034306269 NHREC/08/11/2013c Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital 08/11/2015 C1
40 Benue State University Teaching Hospital Health Research Ethics Committee DR ADEDIRAN OLUFEMI BENJAMIN EKAHINU, ekahinuben@gmail.com, 07034932233 NHREC/08/11/2013b Benue State University Teaching Hospital 08/11/2015 C1
41 FMC Jalingo Dr. Theophilus Maaji Isaac A. Abagye, 08032867499, isaacabdul97@yahoo.com NHREC/08/11/2013a FMC Jalingo 08/11/2015 C1
42 Usmanu Danfodio University Teaching Hospital Health Research Ethics Committee Prof. K. R. Iseh, frobih@yahoo.com Abdulaziz I. Galadima NHREC/19/01/2014 Usmanu Danfodio University Teaching Hospital 19/01/2016 C1
43 Federal Medical Centre Umuahia Dr Innocent O. Iwegbu ocewegs@yahoo.com NHREC/02/04/2014 Federal Medical Centre Umuahia 02/04/2016 C1


Colour Key

Authorization

Category / Colour Code

Exclusions

Authorised to review all types of research

A

None

Authorised to review Phases II, III and IV clinical trials, vaccines and biological products trials, genetic, social and behavioural research, alternative and complementary medicines and epidemiological studies. Also authorised to review trials in vulnerable populations

B

Novel products with potential nation-wide religious, social and security implications and research including use of radioactive pharmaceuticals should be referred to NHREC

Authorised to review Phases III and IV clinical trials, social and behavioural research, alternative and complementary medicines and epidemiological studies. Also authorised to review trials in vulnerable populations

C1

In addition to exclusions for categories A and B, Phase I and II clinical trials, vaccines and biological research, genetic research

Authorized to review Phases III and IV clinical trials including those in vulnerable populations ONLY IF the studies have been reviewed and approved by the Ethics Committees at the Clinical Sites where the studies are to be conducted. Also authorised to review social and behavioural research, trials on alternative and complementary medicines trials as well as epidemiological studies

C2

In addition to exclusions for categories A and B, Phase I and II clinical trials, vaccines and biological research, genetic research. (This category applies to organizations without clinical facilities but whose staff engage in clinical research in collaboration with clinical sites.)

Authorised to review Phases III and IV clinical trials excluding those in vulnerable populations, social and behavioural research and epidemiological studies.

D1

In addition to exclusions for categories above, complementary and alternative medicines research and research among vulnerable populations

Authorized to review Phases III and IV clinical trials excluding those in vulnerable populations ONLY IF the studies have been reviewed and approved by the Ethics Committees at the Clinical Sites where the studies are to be conducted. Also authorised to review social and behavioural research and epidemiological studies

D2

In addition to exclusions for categories above, complementary and alternative medicines research and research among vulnerable populations. (This category applies to organizations without clinical facilities but whose staff engage in clinical research in collaboration with clinical sites.)

Authorised to review only epidemiological, social and behavioural studies. No clinical trials authorization

E

In addition to exclusions for categories above, this committee is not allowed to review ANY clinical trial

Please note that all committees in this list have valid registration with NHREC pending review to be conducted later in the year.