The Foundation BEBO initiated in Assen is a non-institution-linked, independent Medical Review and Ethics Committee (MREC), to review biomedical scientific research in human subjects. These reviews are done at the request of pharmaceutical and related industries, contract research organisations (CRO’s), as well as for investigators or institutions in health care. The activities of a MREC are governed by the “Wet Medisch-wetenschappelijk Onderzoek met Mensen” (WMO).
The MREC of the Foundation BEBO is accredited by the Central Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects (CCMO) and member of the Dutch union of MRECs (NVMETC). The scope of the MREC Assen spans across the entire Netherlands.