Review: accredited MREC or CCMO?
Therapeutic research and observational (non-therapeutic) research with subjects under the age of 16 years must be submitted for review to an accredited MREC. Non-therapeutic intervention research with these subjects must be submitted for review to the CCMO. See also the CCMO-note therapeutic versus non-therapeutic research.
An accredited MREC can transfer the review of a proposal for non-therapeutic observational research with subjects under the age of 16 years to the CCMO as long as it has reason to do so. If this occurs, the MREC will inform the submitting party.