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The University of Sharjah Research Ethics Committee (REC) was formed on the 29th  Nov 2015 based on the Chancellor's Decision No. (86) for the academic year 2015/2016. This Committee is a continuation of the previous committees, which performed the ethical reviews of research projects.

The REC reviews research projects if they:

  1. Consist of a data collection that is systematic and pre-planned, and which adopts known research methodologies, AND
  2. Involve humans, human tissues, human samples, human data (including the archived data), AND
  3. Would produce results in any form of scientific publication