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Table 2 Summary of some prominent governing bodies in research ethics

From: Assisting you to advance with ethics in research: an introduction to ethical governance and application procedures

Country Governing Body Research Areas
Global World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH) Animal welfare in research
Global International Convention for the Protection of Animals (ICPA) Animal welfare in research
Independent Committee for Publication Ethics (COPE Education, Sociology, Psychology etc
Independent ALLEA (All European Academics) Education, Sociology, Psychology etc
UK NHS Clinical research governance
UK UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Ethical governance
UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (MMSC) Ethical governance
UK (MRC) Ethical governance
UK Economic and Social Research Council (EPSRC) Ethical governance
USA US Office for Human Research Protections (US-OHRP) Research ethics involving human subjects
USA National Institute of Health (NIH) Research ethics involving human NIH (N.D).
Canada Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) Jointly developed Tri-Council Policy Statement for ethical governance for all types of research.
Canada Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
Canada Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
Australia National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Jointly developed Australian code for the responsible conduct of research - all areas of research
Australia Australian Research Council (ARC)
Australia Universities Australia (UA)