The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment Research Ethics Committee is the oversight body for ethical review of health research in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Members include both scientists and laypersons.
All applications for ethical review should be submitted at least six weeks before the proposed start date of the research project. Research Ethics Committee review and approval is necessary for publication in most scientific journals, for presentations at research conferences and for securing academic or scientific grants from most agencies.
Applications for Research Ethics Committee consideration should be submitted to the Chair of the Research Ethics Committee.
Signed paper copies should be submitted as follows:
Attention: Dr. Simone Keizer Beache
Research Ethics Committee
1st Floor Ministerial Building
Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
All research findings must be reported to the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment Health Information Unit which would distribute these to those stakeholders who request the information and/or to the communities, Ministries, and others involved.