Addressing procedural challenges of ethical review system: Towards a better ethical quality of clinical trials review in Malaysia

See, Hooi Yan and Mohamed, Mohd Salim and Mohd Noor, Siti Nurani and Low, Wah Yun (2019) Addressing procedural challenges of ethical review system: Towards a better ethical quality of clinical trials review in Malaysia. Accountability in Research, 26 (1). pp. 49-64. ISSN 0898-9621

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/08989621.2018.1556646

Abstract

The review of clinical trials with human participants in Malaysia is governed by a decentralized control system. The clinical trial protocols are reviewed by 13 registered research ethics committees (RECs) in Malaysia. A governmental body, the National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau, is responsible for the inspection and oversight of these registered RECs to ensure that they comply with the regulatory requirements. However, this study highlights that each REC in Malaysia has a different standard operating procedure and ethical review process. Other procedural challenges identified include inadequate membership, poor mechanism for research monitoring after ethical approval, and insufficient resources. Establishments of a national standard of REC and a central ethics committee are suggested to ensure procedural compliance in the oversight of clinical trials in Malaysia. While there is a growing concern that procedural compliance may not have a direct impact on the protection of human subjects, our key point is that an ethical review system compliant with the national standards could serve as a strong framework to support and enhance the ethical quality of decision-making and judgement. We believe that being aware of how influential procedural compliance can be would help committees improve the ethical quality of their research review.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Clinical trials; Ethical quality; Low and middle income countries; Procedural compliance; Research ethics committee
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Science
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2019 01:33
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2019 01:33
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/19997

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