Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST) developed an Electronic Institutional Review Board (e-IRB) system called National Research Information Management System (NRIMS) mainly to improve on the turnaround time for obtaining ethical clearance from the respective regulatory bodies and to prevent IRB shopping. Several trainings havbeen held to equip RECs with knowledge ohow to use the system. During the 31st FRECmeeting held on 21st September 2020 at Hotel Africana, all RECs were requested to adopt the system by December 2020.

Letter from the Chairperson - SOMREC

The School of Medicine Research Ethics Committee (SOMREC) thereforwishes to inforall it’s esteemed Principal Investigators/Researchers that effective 1st November 2020, all initial submissions should be done online through the NRIMS system

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