Welcome to the website of the BEBO Foundation for the Assessment of Ethics of Biomedical Research. We are an independent Medical Research Ethics Committee (MREC) for biomedical scientific research involving human subjects. We review research files from the pharmaceutical industry, contract research organizations (CROs), and researchers within healthcare institutions. We review these files according to the Dutch Medical Research involving Human Subjects Act (WMO). We review all phases of drug research, including First in Human. We also check whether research falls within the scope of the WMO Act, and we participate in the Voluntary Harmonisation Procedure (VHP).
The MREC of the BEBO Foundation is recognized by the Central Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects (CCMO) and accredited by the Dutch Association of MRECs (NVMETC).
If you want to submit new research, you can use the decision tree to determine whether your research falls within the scope of the WMO Act. For further information select one of the buttons below.