University of Health and Allied Sciences Research Ethics Committee (UHAS-REC) was formally inaugurated by the Vice Chancellor, Professor John Gyapong. The inauguration was preceded with a training of the UHAS-REC members. They were taken through a brief history of research ethics/misconduct, codes and regulations governing research, overview of roles and functions of the committee, practical steps in reviewing a protocol and reviewing consent document among others.
The UHAS-REC will review and approve all research planned to be conducted in UHAS facilities and/or involves staff and students of the University with the objective of assuring the safety, dignity, welfare and protection of research participants, and the scientific integrity of research associated with UHAS.
The Vice Chancellor Professor John Gyapong who chaired the function, thanked the UHAS-REC members for accepting to be part the committee and charged them to be dedicated to their role as members of the REC and discharge their duties creditably for the good of humanity.
The 15-member UHAS-REC is an independent and competent multidisciplinary body made up of 7 Scientists/Academics and 8 Non-Scientists comprising;
Rev Lawson K. Dzanku (E. P. University, Chair), Prof. Evelyn Ansah (Institute of Health Research, UHAS), Dr. Bismarck Dinko (School of Basic and Biomedical Sciences, UHAS), Dr. Hilda Amekyeh (School of Pharmacy, UHAS), Dr. Elvis Tarkang (School of Public Health, UHAS), Mr. Arnold Togwe Luuse (School of Allied Health Sciences, UHAS), Mr. Ibrahim Jamfaru (School of Medicine, UHAS), Mr.Robert Kaba Alhassan (School of Nursing and Midwifery, UHAS), Mama Kuma II (Asogli State and Educationist), Mr. Kafui Kanyi (Ghana News Agency, Ho), Madam Anastasia Accapoe (Educationist), Dr. Yaw Ofori Yeboah (Volta Regional Health Directorate), Mr.Francis Dusey (National Commission for Civic Education, Ho), Dr. John Tampuori (Volta Regional Hospital), Mr. Andrews D. Adugu (Legal Practitioner). Professor Seth Owusu Agyei (Director, Institute of Health Research) and Mr. Fidelis Anumu (Institute of Health Research/Administrator) serve as non-voting members.