The Health Research Ethics Committee has been established by the Decision of the Minister of Public Health No (19) of the year 2022.
The Committee aims to lay the foundations and rules for promoting health research ethics, in accordance with the international principles of biomedical and clinical research prepared by the Council of International Institutions of Medical Sciences in cooperation with World Health Organization (WHO).
The responsibilities of the committee include the following:
- Propose and amend legislation, policies and procedures to achieve the objectives of the Committee.
Propose and amend the regulations and conditions governing the level of quality and performance required by the committees competent of reviewing the health research of the research institutions of the State of Qatar.
Propose the rules, guidelines and regulations on the protection of individuals participating in health and clinical research, promote safety mechanisms, preserve the rights and maintain the confidentiality of health and genetic information.
Propose rules and guidelines of research on modern treatment including new drugs, state-of-art medical devices and the use of stem cells and programmed genes in diagnosed clinical treatment.
Propose and amend the regulations and conditions governing research activities involving biological risks.
Propose and amend the regulations and conditions governing research activities involving animals.