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Health Ethics Committee

Aim

 
The function of the Health Ethics Committee shall be to give an opinion before a clinical trial commences on any issue requested. In preparing its opinion the Ethics Committee shall consider the various factors outlined in Regulation 7 of the Clinical Trials Regulations 2004 and including devices and interventions.

 
Terms of Reference

The principal function of the Health Ethics Committee shall be to give an opinion on clinical trials on medicinal products and medical devices, in terms of the Maltese Clinical Trials Regulations (LN490 of 2004).

 
To evaluate proposals for research being conducted in the health sector, including ethical and data protection aspects.

 
The Health Ethics Committee is to carry out this responsibility in close collaboration with the Research Ethics Committee within the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery in the University of Malta and in line with the provisions of the Data Protection Act.

 
To advise on any relevant issues referred to it by the Minister or Director General (Public Health Regulation).

 
* The Health Ethics Committee is to carry out this responsibility in close collaboration with and in full recognition of the Research Ethics Committee in the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery in the University of Malta.

 
 
Chairman

Professor Pierre Mallia

Secretary

Professor Neville Calleja

Members

Dr. Bridget Ellul
Rev. Dr. Ray Zammit
Mr. Ian Ellul
Ms. Mary Grech Hardie