UTM Research Ethics


  • The Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Research Ethics Committee (UTM REC) conducts an ethics review prior to the beginning of any research involving human and animals’
  • This committee is empowered to evaluate ethical compliance of research protocols based on available international ethical and scientific quality standards
  • The UTM REC structure has met the guidelines of International Conference on Harmonization-Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP)


> To ensure quality and consistency in the review of research protocols

> To ensure that the research is conducted in a way that serves the interests of individuals or society as a whole

> To ensure that the research is followed the international ethical guidelines for clinical, non-clinical and animal research

Main Structure of UTM REC

Procedure of Application & Guidelines

More information is available in the following documents:

  1. Procedure of Application – UTMREC
  2. Guideline of Clinical Research Ethics – UTMREC
  3. Guideline of Non-Clinical Research Ethics – UTMREC
  4. Guideline of Animals Research Ethics – UTMREC

Additional Information & References


Application Form

All the application forms should be computer typed. Handwritten forms will be rejected.

Application Fee: RM 150 (non-refundable)

Payment direct to account:

Bendahari UTM
CIMB Bank Berhad
Account No: 8006053536
Reference: Ethics Application

Contact Us

UTM Research Ethics Committee
Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation)
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia,
81310, Johor Bahru Johor.
Email: ethics@utm.my

Meeting & Approval

The meetings will be held once a month and the approval emails will be sent to applicants via official email ethics@utm.my.

However, the processing time might take up to 60 days depending on the research complexity. Please keep in mind that required amendments will require additional processing time. 

Applicants are advised to submit their ethics clearance application as EARLY as possible prior to their data collection.

Meeting Schedules


*The date is subject to change by UTM REC

Approval Status

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