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