Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

I will be using two or more study site, which one of it is in IIUM and another site at Government Hospital/Clinics (Ministry of Health), could I apply ethical approval to IREC                                                                                                                                                                           

Yes. However, approval from IREC are not accepted by Ministry of Health ( refer to MOH Directive) for MOH facilities. We, recommend you to apply approval from Ministry of Health first prior to IREC. You may submit Approval from Ministry of Health (MREC) together with submission to IREC for IIUM Site.

I cannot proceed to apply IREC Approval via form after selecting Study Site country other than Malaysia

Please be informed that IREC Jurisdiction only applies to site within Malaysia only. Kindly refer to the respective Country local ethics committee for approval

I cannot proceed to apply IREC approval via form after selecting study site area other than IIUM, Sasmec and Public area.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  .

I have not submitted Continuing Review application on time and my approval already lapse for more than 1 month.

Kindly submit the Continuing review application as soon as possible if your have receive Pre-Termination notice from IREC. However, after Termination letter already issued, you are required to make appeal to request for Continuing Review. The lapse date will not be counted and any data collected during the lapse will be considered invalid and must be redone.