Ethics Review Committee

Prof. Thomas Rewe
Prof. Thomas ReweChairman, Ethics Review Committee.
Pwani University (PU) Ethics Review Committee is accredited by the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) to conduct ethics review of protocols in Biomedical, Physical, Social and Environmental Sciences. It has 17 members of which 7 are ladies and 10 are men. PU-ERC consists of one lay member, one member from Kilifi County Hospital, three from KEMRI Kilifi and the remaining 12 members are PU Staff from different Schools. Most of our members have undergone Training in proposal review conducted by NACOSTI, Kenya Aids Vaccine Institute (KAVI), Critical Appraisal of Research Proposals Training Workshop organized by the University of Nairobi for ERCs in Kenya and Institutionalizing Ethics Review of Health Research conducted by Southern Africa Research Ethics Training Institute (SARETI). The PU-ERC Brochure will inform you of our Vision, Mission, Mandate, operation guidelines, elements of review and review fees. The committee meets once every month to review and approve proposals. We welcome researchers to submit their proposals any time and promise to respond within 21 days from the day of submitting the proposal.