This committee is known as the Sunway Medical Centre Independent Research Ethics Committee. (SREC). SREC is established under the authority of Sunway Medical Centre Berhad (SunMed) and evaluates the ethical aspects of research conducted in SunMed. in accordance with both international and Malaysian standards of ‘Good Clinical Practice’ (GCP) pertaining to the promotion of ethical and reliable clinical research.

SREC holds as its primary responsibility, the safe-guarding of the rights, safety and well-being of all research subjects. In keeping with GCP, the members of the SREC are drawn from medical and non-medical sectors to ensure sufficient objectivity and independence from SunMed clinicians undertaking the research. CRC is the Secretariat to SREC.

  • Protect the rights, safety, dignity and well being of the subjects of research
  • Promote ethical principles in human research
  • Provide special attention to research involving vulnerable subjects and use of genetic testing
  • Facilitate ethical research through efficient and effective review processes
  • Provide competent review and monitoring of human research projects whilst they are active
  • Promote awareness of the ethical conduct of human research

The Scope of the SREC’s operations manual is applicable to all members of SREC and persons conducting research in SunMed. The scope also encompasses the following:

Terms of reference of the SREC which include

  • Responsibilities
  • Membership requirements
  • Terms of appointment
  • Liability coverage
  • Conditions of appointment
  • Offices, quorum & meeting requirements
  • Use of independent panel and
  • Education of members

Procedure for submitting an application to the SREC forapproval to conduct research projects or to make amendments to a previously SREC approved research

  • Reviewing of applications by SREC
  • Decision-making and the communication of decisions of the SREC
  • Following up and monitoring of approved research
  • SREC documentation and archiving

For more information, please contact SunMed Clinical Research Centre/SREC Secretariat at:

  • Address:

    4th Floor Tower A, Sunway Medical Centre, No 5, Jalan Lagoon Selatan, Bandar Sunway 47500 Petaling Jaya,
    Selangor D. E., Malaysia