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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Medical and Health Research Ethics Committee (MHREC)

The mission of the Medical and Health Research Ethics Committee (MHREC) is to conduct scientific and ethical assessment of all studies pertaining to all aspects of human health research conducted by both Ministry of Health (MOH) and non-MOH researchers in Brunei Darussalam.



1. ​There will be strictly no retrospective approval given by MHREC for any research study

Reference: Minute KK/TSUT(P)/E06/2009 dated 8 November 2022 by Deputy Permanent Secretary (Professional)

​​2. Effective from 1st September 2023 all research proposal are to be submitted directly to BREU (


​Checklists and  Meeting Dates

​Updated 2023
​MHREC Meeting Dates for 2024
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​​Updated 2024
Checklist for Submission Research Protocol to BREU
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​Updated 2023
Application to conduct Medical and Health Research Flowchart 
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MHREC Documents

Updated 2021

​Investigator’s Curriculum Vitae Form

NOTE: Relevant clinical supervisor is needed for all research.​​
​Click here (.pdf)
Click here (.doc)
​​Updated 2023
MHREC Proposal Form

NOTE: This Form will need to be submitted alongside a full research proposal.
​​Click here​

​​Updated 2023​​
​​MHREC Meeting Oral Presentation Guidelines
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​​Updated 2023
​MHREC Meeting Oral Presentation Template 
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Guidelines and Manual

​​Updated 2021
​Brunei Darussalam Guidelines for Good Clinical Practice
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​​Updated 2021
​MHREC Operational Manual
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Medical and Health Research and Ethics Committee

Executive Screening Suite, Baseline Level One, RIPAS Hospital,

Bandar Seri Begawan BA 1710, Brunei Darussalam