EACCR3 - Handover of Research Ethics Committee office Jinja Regional Referral Hospital
On 23 March 2023, the Eastern Africa Consortium for Clinical Research (EACCR3) handed over the Research and Ethics Committee (REC) office at the Jinja Regional Referral Hospital (JRRH) in Eastern Uganda. The process started in June 2022, with a meeting between Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI)/EACCR and Jinja RRH. During that meeting, the scientific Liaison Officer, Dr Bernard Kikaire, shared the vision and objectives of EACCR. He emphasised the importance of strengthening the conduct of ICH-GCP compliant research in the region and the need to have functional ethical regulatory committees at the Regional Referral Hospitals.