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09 MARCH 2018

Tallinn Medical Research Ethics Committee

The Tallinn Medical Research Ethics Committee is an independent expert body that operates at the National Institute for Health Development, evaluating the projects of biomedical research involving human subjects.

The aim of the Ethics Committee is to ensure protection of health, dignity, identity, security of person and other fundamental rights and freedoms of all research participants in medical science and health surveys. In order to do so, the committee evaluates the scientific value, feasibility, legality and other ethical aspects of the planned research.

The Tallinn Medical Research Ethics Committee comprises of 11 members. The members of the Ethics Committee are elected according to the representation of medical specialities from institutions in Tallinn, involving also non-medical specialists (a lawyer, psychologist, theologian etc.).

The work format of the Ethics Committee is meetings, which are held once a month, except in July.

pdf Tallinn Medical Research Ethics Committee statues 
pdf Members of the Tallinn Medical Research Ethics Committee

NB! Starting from the January 1, 2018, the following fees apply for the evaluation of the clinical trials and their amendments (according to the Medicinal Products Act):

Meetings of TMREC in 2018:

Deadline for the submission of the documents Date of the meeting  
February 28, 2018 March 15, 2018
April 4, 2018 April 19, 2018
May 2, 2018 May 17, 2018
May 30, 2018 June 14, 2018
August 1, 2018 August 16, 2018
August 29, 2018 September 13, 2018
October 3, 2018 October 18, 2018
October 31, 2018 November 15, 2018
November 28, 2018 December 13, 2018


Tallinn Medical Research Ethics Committee 
National Institute for Health Development
Hiiu 42 
Tallinn 11619, Estonia

Tel: +372 659 3924
Fax: +372 659 3901
E-mail: eetikakomitee@tai.ee