contact us

Mission:
1.SERO is office of the secretariat for the institutional review board of Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI). The board reviews scientific validity and ethical acceptability of research project proposals in the area of health and nutrition,
2.Ensuring scientific and ethical integrity of ongoing and completed research projects,
3.Organizing scientific forums,
4.Serving as secretariat for the journal (Ethiopian Journal of Public Health and Nutrition), which is published by EPHI, and
5.Providing training on research ethics and research methodology.

Vision: Research integrity and quality is maintained to the highest possible standard in EPHI

Objectives:
1.Ensure ethical acceptability and scientific validity of research proposals,
2.Ensure adherence to ethical approval of research projects,
3.Disseminate research findings on health and nutrition,
4.Contribute in research data management, and
5.Provide short term training in the area of research methodology and ethics to researchers.

Major Activities:
1.Reviewing scientific validity and ethical acceptability of research project proposals from within and outside EPHI,
2.Monitoring and evaluation of ethically approved research projects,
3.Organizing the Third Scientific Congress of EPHI,
4.Serving as secretariat for preparation of manuscripts and publication of Ethiopian Journal of Public Health and Nutrition,
5.Respond effectively to allegations of research misconduct, and
6.Working on national and international accreditation of the IRB.

Ethiopian Public Health Institute Scientific&Ethical Review Office

SIDCER informed Consent form: Principles and a developmental Guideline

Ethiopian Public Health Institute Institutional Review Board (EPHI-IRB) STANDARD OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES

 Ethiopian Public Health Institute Institutional Review Board (EPHI-IRB) Training Personnel and IRB Members 

Ethiopian Public Health Institute Institutional Review Board (EPHI-IRB) Selection of Independent Consultants

Ethiopian Public Health Institute Institutional Review Board (EPHI-IRB) Management of Protocol Submission

Ethiopian Public Health Institute Institutional Review Board (EPHI-IRB) Use of Assessment Form

Ethiopian Public Health Institute Institutional Review Board (EPHI-IRB) Confidentiality/Conflict of Interest Agreement

Ethiopian Public Health Institute Institutional Review Board (EPHI-IRB) Constituting Institutional Review Board

Ethiopian Public Health Institute Institutional Review Board (EPHI-IRB) Writing, Reviewing, Distributing and Amending Standard Operating Procedures for IRB

Ethiopian Public Health Institute Institutional Review Board (EPHI-IRB) Exemption of Protocol Review

Ethiopian Public Health Institute Institutional Review Board (EPHI-IRB) Expedited Reviews

Ethiopian Public Health Institute Institutional Review Board (EPHI-IRB) Review of Protocol Amendments Initial Review of Submitted Protocol

Ethiopian Public Health Institute Institutional Review Board (EPHI-IRB) Preparation of Guidelines

Ethiopian Public Health Institute Institutional Review Board (EPHI-IRB) Review of Resubmitted Protocols

Ethiopian Public Health Institute Institutional Review Board (EPHI-IRB) Review of Medical Device Study/Evaluation

Ethiopian Public Health Institute Institutional Review Board (EPHI-IRB) Review of Protocol Amendments

Ethiopian Public Health Institute Institutional Review Board (EPHI-IRB) Management of Protocol Continuing Reviews

Ethiopian Public Health Institute Institutional Review Board (EPHI-IRB) Review of Final Report

Ethiopian Public Health Institute Institutional Review Board (EPHI-IRB) Intervention in Protocol Deviation/Non-compliance/ Violation

Ethiopian Public Health Institute Institutional Review Board (EPHI-IRB) Response to Research Participants’ Requests

Ethiopian Public Health Institute Institutional Review Board (EPHI-IRB) Management of Study Termination

Ethiopian Public Health Institute Institutional Review Board (EPHI-IRB) Review of Serious Adverse Event (SAE) Reports

Ethiopian Public Health Institute Institutional Review Board (EPHI-IRB) Site Monitoring Visits

Ethiopian Public Health Institute Institutional Review Board (EPHI-IRB) Agenda Preparation,Meeting and Minutes Taking Procedures

Ethiopian Public Health Institute Institutional Review Board (EPHI-IRB) Emergency Meeting

Ethiopian Public Health Institute Institutional Review Board (EPHI-IRB) Communication Records

Ethiopian Public Health Institute Institutional Review Board (EPHI-IRB) Maintenance of Active Study Files

Ethiopian Public Health Institute Institutional Review Board (EPHI-IRB) Archiev and Retrieval of Documents

Ethiopian Public Health Institute Institutional Review Board (EPHI-IRB) Maintaining Confidentiality of IRB’s Documents

Ethiopian Public Health Institute Institutional Review Board (EPHI-IRB) Auditing and Inspection of the IRB

Glossary of Terms and Definitions

Contact Address
Telephone: 0118685515/ 0912100756/0911957161