The Medical Research Ethics Committee is now upgraded to university status and it is officially called Jawatankuasa Etika Universiti Penyelidikan Melibatkan Manusia (JKEUPM).
Additional information for researchers:
JKEUPM recognized ethical clearance from other Ethical Committees. For example, approvals obtained from the Malaysia Ministry of Health and other universities, and which are recognized by the National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau (BPFK); hence, a separate ethical clearance from JKEUPM is not necessary. However, if the research project involves students (undergraduate/ postgraduate) as part of their thesis project, then, JKEUPM ethical clearance is needed.