The Aga Khan University – Tanzania; Ethics Review Committee (ERC) provides an independent, competent and timely review of proposals intending to use human participants in research. It ensures that the research projects undertaken by AKU in Tanzania are of the highest ethical standards in relation to protecting the dignity and rights of human participants in the study. The committee draws its mandate via the accreditation of the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH). The committee received full accreditation in 2012. The AKU Tanzania’s ERC functions as per the COSTECH and National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) approved Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs) and Terms of Reference (ToR) with regards to its objectives, functions, the scope of responsibility, composition and documentation.
The AKU Tanzania ERC is a multidisciplinary team of experienced professionals who are sensitive to gender issues. It comprises medical scientists, clinicians, public health specialists, sociologists, laypersons, education experts, theologians, lawyers, and health system management specialists. The members are carefully selected and appointed for a term of two years, while the chairperson serves for three years and may be reappointed at the university's discretion.
Application form Social Science and Humanities
Application form Health Sciences
Procedure for Ethics Clearance