HA established an ethical review and oversight mechanism through a two-tier Research Ethics Committee (“REC”) structure.

HA Head Office Steering Committee on Research Ethics (“HA REC”) is accountable to HA to steer the development of research governance, align standards and practices within HA and with affiliating academia, monitor and audit research governance in HA.

The Cluster REC is responsible for conducting ethics review and overseeing the execution of study duties within the Cluster.

Links to HA Cluster Research Ethics Committees' webpage

Hong Kong East Cluster REC (for staff login only)
Institutional Review Board of the University of Hong Kong / Hospital Authority Hong Kong West Cluster (HKU/HA HKW IRB)
Kowloon Central Cluster REC / Kowloon East Cluster REC (for staff login only)
Kowloon West Cluster REC (for staff login only)
The Joint Chinese University of Hong Kong – New Territories East Cluster Clinical REC
New Territories West Cluster REC (for staff login only)
Hong Kong Children's Hospital REC (for staff login only)