Refers to a committee set up to supervise medical and research practice in a hospital. Audit committee refers to a monthly meeting in hospitals, designed to discuss budgetary considerations such as how money is targeted.
a committee appointed to consider ethical issues
a multidisciplinary committee of members who consciously and reflectively consider significant and often difficult or ambiguous value issues relating to patient care or organizational activities
an independent committee of physicians, and lay people that ensures that a clinical trial is ethical and the rights of participants are protected
a standing committee of the Colorado Bar Association that exists for the purpose of giving ethics advice to Colorado attorneys
see Independent Ethics Committee
used in foreign countries and synonymous with Institutional Review Board (IRB); the formally appointed review committee at an institution established to ensure that research involving human participants is designed to conform to relevant ethical standards.
An independent group of medical and nonmedical people who verify the integrity of a study and ensure the safety, integrity, and human rights of the study participants
An independent group of both medical and non-medical professionals who are responsible for verifying the integrity of a study and ensuring the safety, integrity, and human rights of the study participants.
An interdisciplinary committee responsible for developing ethics and patient rights-related policies, and advising on patient care issues and institutional practices, as well as patient and health professional ethics education.
Consultative committee in hospital or other institution whose role is to analyze ethical dilemmas and to advise and educate healthcare providers, patients, and families regarding difficult treatment decisions.
Institutional (regional, university, or hospital) organ which evaluates the ethical aspects of a clinical trial.Its other functions include verification of insurance and funding for the study. It is regularly updated on the number of participants in a study and is notified of any serious adverse events which may occur.
The Ethics Committee, according to Directive 2001/20/EC, is an independent body in a Member State of the European Union, consisting of healthcare professionals and non-medical members, whose responsibility it is to protect the rights, safety and well being of human subjects involved in a clinical trial and to provide public assurance of that protection, by, among other things, expressing an opinion on the clinical trial protocol, the suitability of the investigators involved in the trial and the adequacy of facilities, and on the methods and documents to be used to inform trial subjects and obtain their informed consent.