is committed to upholding high ethical standards in research
and is the guardian and custodian of ethics in health research
via its Ethics Committee. The MRC Ethics Committee produced
guidelines in 1993, Guidelines on Ethics for Medical Research,
which is being revised at the moment.
wide assurance (FWA) number of the MRC Ethics Committee
The MRC Ethics Committee is registered as an institutional review
board (IRB) with the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)
of the USA Dept of Health and Human Services; IRB organisation
identifier: IRB00001569. The Medical Research Council's unique
Assurance Number is FWA00002753, and the unique Organisation
Number is IORG0001163 as well as OLAWA5726-01.