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Welcome to College of Medicine University of Lagos HREC

Welcome to the E-Portal of the Health Research Ethics Committee of the College of Medicine, University of Lagos - REC 11. This is a comprehensive online solution for the ethical review of human, animal, and in vitro research studies. Through this portal research teams can create and submit online all the documents needed to obtain ethical approval for their studies. For a new user:

  1. Create an account  and download the Guidelines for proposal submission on the Information   Resource link of your page.
  2. Read the Guidelines carefully and ensure your submission complies with all the requirements strictly.
  3. Download forms/templates that are relevant to your proposal from the Information Resource link, complete and and attach to your submission.
  4. Ensure each attachment is correctly labelled with correct file name.
  5. An evidence of completion of a course in research ethics e.g. CITI is mandatory for all category of subscribers to be attached before proposal can be accepted for review.

If you are unsure if you require ethical approval from this HREC for your study, or you wish to get more information please contact the administrative officer on hrec@cmul.edu.ng. 

For the list of all ethics committees in Nigeria and the types of studies they can review, please consult the website of the National Health Research Ethics Committee: www.nhrec.net

Research ethics dashboard

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