Research Ethics Committee Accreditation

The National Guidelines for Research Involving Humans as Research Participants July 2014, provide a national framework for harnessing the benefits of research while ensuring that the rights, interests, values and welfare of people who take part in the research are not compromised. It is a requirement in the guidelines for all Research Ethics Committees (RECs) operating in Uganda to be accredited by UNCST. These guidelines outline the process of REC accreditation in Uganda.

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UNCST ACCREDITED RECs

Accreditation of RECs is within  Section 4 of the National Guidelines for Research Involving Humans as Research Participants published by UNCST in July 2014, which requires all RECs operating in Uganda to be accredited by UNCST. The Accreditation is valid for three (3) years and is subject to the RECs’ continuing compliance with all applicable national standards and guidelines for RECs in Uganda, and to any additional stipulations or guidelines that may be provided by the UNCST. The list below is reviewed and updated regularly:

 

National HIV/AIDS Research Committee

Host Institution: Uganda National Council for Science and Technology

REC Number: UG-REC-001

REC Chairperson: Dr. Edward Katongole Mbidde (0782 630863, ekmbidde@uvri.go.ug)

REC Administrator: Ms. Dorcas Atuhaire

Contact Information: 0779931026, 0414705527, d.atuhaire@uncst.go.ug

P O Box 6884 Kampala

Date of Accreditation: 6th September 2016

Valid until: 6th September 2019

Nature of Protocols: All

Members: 11

Schedule of Meetings: once a month (last Friday)


Uganda Virus Research Institute

Host Institution: Uganda Virus Research Institute

REC Number: UG-REC-002

REC Chairperson: Mr. Tom Lutalo (0776720539, tlutalo@uvri.go.ug) REC Administrator: Ms. Flavia Ayebazibwe

Contact Information: (0773203697, fayebazibwe@uvri.go.ug)

P O Box 49 Entebbe, (uvri-sec@uvri.go.ug)

Date of Accreditation: 6th September 2016

Valid until: 6th September 2019

Nature of Protocols: All

Members: 15

Schedule of Meetings: once a Month 


Joint Clinical Research Centre
Host Institution: Joint Clinical Research Centre

REC Number: UG-REC-003

REC Chairperson: Prof. Johnson Acon (johnsonacon@gmail.com)

REC Administrator: Ms. Regina Namusisi(rnamusisi@jcrc.org.ug)

P O Box 10005 Kampala

Date of Accreditation: 20th August 2019

Valid until: 20th August 2022

Nature of Protocols: All

Members: 12

Schedule of Meetings: once a Month


Mbarara University of Science and Technology REC
Host Institution: Mbarara University of Science and Technology

REC Number: UG-REC-005

REC Chairperson: Dr. Francis Bajunirwe (0772576396,fbaj@yahoo.com)

REC Administrator: Ketty Namajja (0782665888, namajja_ketty@yahoo.com)

Contact Information: P O Box 1410 Mbarara

Date of Accreditation: 8th June 2017

Valid until: 8th June 2020

Nature of Protocols: All

Members: 11

Schedule of Meetings: Once a month


Makerere School of Medicine REC
Host Institution: Makerere University College of Health Sciences

REC Number: UG-REC-006

REC Chairperson: Dr. Ponsiano Ochama

(0772421190,ponsiano.ocama@gmail.com)

REC Administrator: Ms. Aida Nakawunde

Contact Information: (0787234999, aidan.kiseka@gmail.com),

P O Box 7072 Kampala

Date of Accreditation: 15th July 2017

Valid until: 15th July 2020

Nature of Protocols: All

Members: 18

Schedule of Meetings: Twice a month


Makerere School of Biomedical Sciences REC
Host Institution: Makerere University College of Health Sciences

REC Number: UG-REC-007

REC Chairperson: Dr. Erisa Mwaka (0752575050, erisamwaka@yahoo.com)

REC Administrator: Ms. Peace Ankwasiibwe

Contact Information: (0701940363, biomedicalresearch62@gmail.com)

Date of Accreditation: 2nd September 2017

Valid until: 2nd September 2020

Nature of Protocols: All

Members: 12

Schedule of Meetings: Twice a month


TASO REC
Host Institution: The AIDS Support Organization (TASO)

REC Number: UG-REC-009

REC Chairperson: Dr. Adrian Jjuuko (jjuukoa@gmail.com)

REC Administrator: Mr. Andrew Ojoko

Contact Information: (0785037496, mijumbia@tasouganda.org)

P O Box 11485 Kampala

Date of Accreditation: 26th April 2018

Valid until: 26th April 2021

Nature of Protocols: All

Members: 12

Schedule of Meetings: Once a month


Makerere School of Health Sciences REC
Host Institution: Makerere University College of Health Sciences

REC Number: UG-REC-010

REC Chairperson: Mr. Paul Kutyabami (0772404970, paulkutyabami72@gmail.com)

REC Administrator: Ms. Stella Imot

Contact Information: (0774313924, healthsciences.irb@gmail.com)

P O Box 7072 Kampala

Date of Accreditation: 04th August 2018

Valid until: 04th August 2021

Nature of Protocols: All

Members: 12

Schedule of Meetings: once a Month


Mengo Hospital REC
Host Institution: Mengo Hospital

REC Number: UG-REC-008

REC Chairperson: Dr. Grace Kawooya (0772505189, kawooyagm@yahoo.co.uk)

REC Administrator: Ms. Pamella Yvonne

Contact Information: (0772084737, pamelahyvonne@gmail.com)

Date of Accreditation: 19th March 2018

Valid until: 19th March 2021

Nature of Protocols: All

Members:

Schedule of Meetings: Once a month


Mbale Regional Referral Hospital REC
Host Institution: Mbale Regional Hospital

REC Number: UG-REC-011

REC Chairperson: Dr.Peter Olupot Olupot-(0772457217)

(polupotolupot@yahoo.com)

REC Administrator: Mr. Charles Okwii

Contact Information: (0779-838293 rohocharles@gmail.com)

Date of accreditation: 15th March 2016

Valid until: 16th April 2022

Nature of Protocols: All

Members: 11

Schedule of Meetings: once a Month


Mild May Uganda Research &Ethics Committee (MUREC)
Host Institution: Mild May Uganda

REC Number: UG-REC-013

REC Chairperson: Ms. Harriet Chemusto,  (harriet.chemusto@mildmay.or.ug)

REC Administrator: Ms. Eve Namitala

Contact Information: (0774011240, eve.namitala@mildmay.or.ug)

P O Box 24985

Date of Accreditation: 11th May 2017

Valid until: 11th May 2020

Nature of Protocols: All

Members: 11

Schedule of Meetings: once a Month


Mulago Hospital Research & Ethics Committee (MHREC)
Host Institution: Mulago Hospital

REC Number: UG-REC-014

REC Chairperson: Dr. Fred Nakwagala (0772-325869, nakwagala@yahoo.com)

REC Administrator: Ms. Evelyn Namwase

Contact Information: (0752-818584, evelynnamwase@gmail.com)

Date of Accreditation: 17th August 2017

Valid until: 17th August 2020

Nature of Protocols: All

Members: 13

Schedule of Meetings: once a Month


Clarke International University REC
Host Institution: Clarke International University

REC Number: UG-REC-015

REC Chairperson: Dr. Samuel Kabwigu (0779-610100, skabwigu@mujhu.org)

REC Administrator: Ms. Atim Fiona

Contact Information: (0772-641823, rec@ciu.ac.ug)

P. O. Box7782, Kampala Kisugu -Namuwongo

Date of Accreditation: 15th July 2017

Valid until: 15th July 2020

Nature of Protocols: All

Members: 11

Schedule of Meetings: once a Month


Hospice Africa Uganda REC
Host Institution: Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa

REC Number: UG-REC-016

REC Chairperson: Prof. Stanley Acuda (0414510089,

wsacuda@hospiceafrica.or.ug)

REC Administrator: Ms. Harriet Nakiganda

Contact Information: (0782542196,

hnakiganda@hospiceafrica.or.ug)

P. O. Box 7757, Kampala Makindye

Date of Accreditation: 26th April 2018

Valid until: 26th April 2021

Nature of Protocols: All

Members: 11

Schedule of Meetings: once a Month


Gulu University REC
Host Institution: Gulu University

REC Number: UG-REC-017

REC Chairperson: Dr. Gerald Obai (0772305621, lekobai@yahoo.com)

REC Administrator: Mr. Robert Kiduma

Contact Information:(mkiduma@yahoo.com)

Date of Accreditation: 19th March 2018

Valid until: 19th March 2021

Nature of Protocols: All

Members: 13

Schedule of Meetings: once a Month


Vector Control Division REC
Host Institution: Vector Control Division

REC Number: UG-REC-018

REC Chairperson: Dr. Abbas Kakembo (0771828378,kakemboabbas@gmail.com)

REC Administrator: Ms. Fausta Mbabazi

Contact Information: (0775814464, mbabazifjk@gmail.com)

P.O. Box 1661, Kampala, Mulago

Date of Accreditation: 6th October 2018

Valid until: 6th October 2021

Nature of Protocols: All

Members: 07

Schedule of Meetings: once a Month


Uganda Cancer Institute REC
Host Institution: Uganda Cancer Institute

REC Number: UG-REC-019

REC Chairperson: Dr. David Kyadondo (0772410806, kyaddondo@hotmail.com)

REC Administrator: Brian Tumushabe

Contact Information: (0753656597 0776888223, briantumushabe@gmail.com)

P.O. Box 3935, Kampala, Mulago

Date of accreditation: 6th October 2018

Valid until: 6th October 2021

Nature of Protocols: All

Members: 15

Schedule of Meetings: once a Month


St Francis Hospital Nsambya REC
Host Institution: St Francis Hospital Nsambya

REC Number: UG-REC-020

REC Chairperson: Prof. Ignatius Kakande (,0772501745

igkakande@gmail.com)

REC Administrator: Ms. Carol Nakafeero

Contact Information: (0771892561, ncarolhall@yahoo.com)

P.O. Box 3935, Kampala, Nsambya

Date of Accreditation: 12th April 2016

Valid until:  5th March 2022

Nature of Protocols: All

Members: 13

Schedule of Meetings: once a Month


Kampala International University REC

Host Institution:  Kampala International University Western Campus

REC Number:     UG-REC 023

REC Chairperson:   Dr. Patrick Mbyemeire (0772 601482, patrick.kyangabo@gmail.com)

REC Administrator:    Ms. Medrine Kyomuhendo(0774 833477, kmedrine@gmail.com)

Contact information:   P.O Box 71 Ishaka

Date of Accreditation: 6th April 2017

Valid until:    6th April 2020

Nature of protocols:    All

Members:     13

Schedule of Meetings:   once a month


Makerere University School of Social Sciences REC

Host Institution: Makerere University School of Social Sciences

REC Number:     UG-REC-021

REC Chairperson:  Dr. Stella Neema (, 0772457576; sheisim@yahoo.com)

REC Administrator:    Ms. Judith Birungi

Contact information:  (0777669443, bijulied@yahoo.co.uk) P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda

Date of Accreditation: 20th August 2019

Valid until:   20th August 2022

Nature of protocols:    All

Members:     11

Schedule of Meetings:   once a month


Makerere School of Public Health REC

Host Institution: Makerere University College of Health Sciences

REC Number:   UG-REC-004

REC Chairperson: Dr. Suzanne Kiwanuka (0772886377, skiwanuka@musph.ac.ug)

REC Administrator:    Ms. Miria Nowamukama

Contact information: (0778382007, mnowamukama@musph.ac.ug) P. O. Box 7072 Kampala

Date of Accreditation: 8th June 2017

Valid until:   8th June 2020

Nature of protocols:    All

Members:     17

Schedule of Meetings:   once a month


CURE Uganda REC (CUREC)
Host Institution: CURE Children’s Hospital Mbale

REC Number: UG-REC-024

REC Chairperson: Dr. Justin Onen (0783211623, justin.onen@cureinternational.org)

REC Administrator: Ms. Harriet Olupot- Olupot , 0782965217, harriet.olupot-olupot@cureinternational.org)

Contact Information: P.O Box 903 Mbale

Date of Accreditation: 10th August 2018

Valid until: 10th August 2021

Nature of Protocols: All

Members: 11

Schedule of Meetings: Once a month


Uganda National Health Laboratory Services REC
Host Institution: Uganda National Health Laboratory Services

REC Number: UG-REC-025

REC Chairperson: Dr. John Lule (0752733190, sanlulejr@gmail.com)

REC Administrator: Ms. Rachel Nabicu , 0784581213, rnabicu@cphl.go.ug)

Contact Information: P.O.BOX 7272 Kampala

Date of Accreditation: 5th March 2019

Valid until: 5th March 2022

Nature of Protocols: All

Members: 11

Schedule of Meetings: Once a month


Uganda Christian University REC

Host Institution: Uganda Christian University Mukono

REC Number:  UG-REC-026

REC Chairperson: Dr. Peter Waiswa (0772405357, Peter.Waiswa@ki.se)

REC Administrator:   Mr. Osborn Ahimbisibwe 0704482044/0775737627, oahimbisibwe@ucu.ac.ug)

Contact information: P.O.BOX 4 Mukono

Date of Accreditation: 17th September 2019

Valid until:   17th September 2022

Nature of protocols:    All

Members:     15

Schedule of Meetings:   once a month


Lacor Hospital REC
Host Institution: Lacor Hospital

REC Number: UG-REC-012

REC Chairperson: Dr. Martin Ogwang, ogwang.martin@lacorhospital.org

REC Administrator: Mr. Odongkara Moses

Contact Information: (0783449244, mozodongkara@gmail.com)

P O Box 180 Gulu

Date of Accreditation: 24th September 2019

Valid until: 24th September 2022

Nature of Protocols: All

Members: 11

Schedule of Meetings: once a Month