Ethics, regulation and public involvement committee (ERPIC) - MRC

The Ethics, Regulation and Public Involvement Committee was established to provide the MRC Council with expert ethical advice on a wide range of issues relating to medical research.

The role of the committee

  1. To advise Council on policy concerning the conduct of research involving human participants (including personal information and human biological material) and animals, with respect to:
    • ethics
    • legislation and regulation
    • other related matters that may be referred to it by Council
  2. To advise Council on issues or initiatives involving the public (such as major public consultations, public dialogue activities, and public involvement in MRC business)
  3. To maintain an overview of published MRC ethics guidance on the conduct of research that involves human participants or animals
  4. To advise Council on the MRC’s support for the Nuffield Council on Bioethics.

This committee is currently not meeting.

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Last updated: 17 August 2021

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