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 12 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.
Meetings of TMREC in 2017:
- January, 19
- February, 16
- April, 13
- June, 15
- September, 14
- November, 16
In submitting new research projects we ask in addition to original documents to make 10 copies of the Application Form and ICF Estonian version(s).
Tallinn Medical Research Ethics Committee
National Institute for Health Development
Tallinn 11619, Estonia
Tel: +372 659 3924
Fax: +372 659 3901