RESEARCH ETHICS COMMITTEE (REC)

A multidisciplinary, independent body responsible for reviewing research proposals to ensure that the necessary procedures will be followed and the dignity, rights and welfare of any participants (human or animals) are protected.

Adapted from: British Physiological Society, http://www.bps.org.uk/system/files/Public%20files/General/code_of_human_research_ethics_oct_2014.pdf

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