Democratic Republic Of The Congo

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Comité d'Ethique du Nord-Kivu (Ethics Comittee of North-Kivu)

Université Catholique du Graben(Catholic University of Graben)

Faculty of Medicine

Dr Mundama Jean-Paul (

Organisation administrator's name or contact person
Dr Mupenzi Mumbere (

Telephone number: +24 399 4343 652

Fax Number:

Physical address
Université Catholique du Graben; Site Horizon C/O Centre de Recherche Clinique de Butembo, Commune Bulengera, Ville de Butembo, République Démocratique du Congo

Postal address
Postal Address: Catholic University of Graben, P.o. box 29 Butembo

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Institution website address

Organisation Info.

In what sector does the institution operate
Public Sector

What is the institutional affilliation of your Organisation
University, Research Institution


Level of operation

What is the level of operation



Does your organisation have a dedicated budget for research for health?
Public Sector

From what sources does the research budget come?
Fees for Services

Are members of your organisation compensated/remunerated for their work



Does your institution have its own


Protocols Submission Information

What is your preferred manner to receive protocols
All the above

What is the operational language(s) of the organisation
English, Français

How often does your organisation convene to consider study protocols

How long in advance should the protocol be submitted to be considered at the next meeting
< 1 Month

If you have a timetable, please provide this information here
The EC members meet ordinarily the last Saturday of the month.

If there is any other organisation information you wish to appear on the website, please complete this here
The Ethics Committee of North-Kivu is implemented as a corrective action due to the lack of RECs operating on an international standard basis in the Democratic Republic of Congo where research activities are still at their first steps. Its members were trained in Nairobi(Kenya) at the workshop oganized by the Steve Biko Center for Bioethics in October 2010. They were also trained by the Panafrican Bioethics Initiative facilitators in the City of Butembo(D.R.Congo) in September 2011. It offers an effective possibility of skilled protocol ehtics review for research projects to be conducted in the Democratic Republic of Congo.


Details of Members

Are members of your organisation compensated/remunerated for their work

Number of Community Representatives

Number of Qualifield Ethicists

How many REC members are women

What is the term of office for members of the REC
3 Years

Is this term renewable


Training Requirements

Do members of your REC/IRB require specific training in ethics review of research

Is there a requirement for continuous education in research ethics?



What describes the position of the REC/IRB administrator best
Full time


Human resources development

Does your organisation have a dedicated budget for research for health? Yes

From what sources does the research budget come?: Fees for Services