University of Malaya Research Ethics Committee (UMREC)

Overview

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 umrec@um.edu.my. 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 : 

 

Month                       

Date

January

2 January 2019

February

4 February 2019

March

1 March 2019

April

1 April 2019

May

2 May 2019

June

3 June 2019

July

1 July 2019

August

1 August 2019

September

3 September 2019

October

1 October 2019

November

1 November 2019

December

2 December 2019

Contact Us

Assoc. Prof. Selina Khoo Phaik Lin
Chairperson
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)
emel                   : umrec@um.edu.my
 

Last Update: February 20, 2019