Medical Research Involving Human Subjects Act (WMO)

Medical scientific research involving human subjects is covered by the Medical Research Involving Human Subjects Act (WMO) if it involves human subjects and if people are being subjected to actions or if rules of behaviour are imposed on them. On the Your research: Is it subject to the WMO or not? page you can read more about the scope of the WMO. Research covered by the WMO must, depending on the type of research, be reviewed beforehand by an accredited MREC or the CCMO. With the information on the Guide to the review procedure you can find out whether your research has to undergo a medical-ethical review like this and, if so, by which review committee.