University of Malaya Research Ethics Committee (UMREC)


The University of Malaya Research Ethics Committee (UMREC) undertakes ethics review of all research involving human participants including funded and unfunded research which is non-medical.

The UMREC conducts an ethics review prior to the beginning of any research involving human participants. The UMREC examines the ethics components of the research such as, sound methodology, possible risks to the subjects, recruitment of subjects, consent from the subjects, confidentiality or anonymity for the subjects, the way in which the data is handled, and how feedback can be provided for the subjects.

More information is available in the following documents:

1)  Code of Research Ethics
2)  University of Malaya Manual of Responsible  Research

Application of UMREC-NM (student and staff):

a. The UMREC-NM forms can be downloaded directly from this website: 

  •  Application form
  •  Participant information sheet
  •  Consent form
  •  Questionnaire/ interview guide

b. All the application forms should be computer typed. Handwritten forms will be totally rejected

c. Applicants are  required to submit a copy of PDF of their application to UMREC email at Therefore, 

  • The application form must be signed by supervisors (for student application) and head of department/ dean of the faculty
  • Please scan and save the completed form ( i) Application form, ii) Participant Information Sheet, iii) Consent form, and iv) Questionnaire/ interview guide)  in  ONE PDF file with name:  "UMREC_Application_(your name)" e.g. UMREC_Application_Ali

d. Please make sure that your submission is complete prior to the checklist.  The UMREC-NM will strictly reject and will not entertain any incomplete submissions.

3) Closing dates  for application submission as follows : 





2 January 2019


4 February 2019


1 March 2019


1 April 2019


2 May 2019


3 June 2019


1 July 2019


1 August 2019


3 September 2019


1 October 2019


1 November 2019


2 December 2019

Contact Us

Assoc. Prof. Selina Khoo Phaik Lin
University of Malaya Research Ethics Committee-Non Clinical (UMREC)

Address: Pusat Perkhidmatan Penyelidikan (PPP)
                 Tingkat 2, 
                 Institut Pengurusan & Perkhidmatan Penyelidikan (IPPP)
                 University of Malaya
                 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact Person  : Ms. Aufzalina
Tel. no                : 03-79677022 (ext : 2369)
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Last Update: February 20, 2019