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Dubai Scientific Research Ethics Committee

​​The DSREC facilitate the maintenance of ethical standards during the conduct of research.  They also facilitate the understanding of the principle of scientific research including research design, analysis, and methodology.


Who can apply?

All health care professionals who wish to conduct research in the DHA and health facilities under the jurisdiction of DHA.


Submission procedure

Submit following documents to DSREC@dha.gov.ae

  • Covering letter on headed paper (Addressed by Principal Investigator to Dubai Scientific research Ethics Committee)
  • Research Application form – Attach Form
  • If there is more than one DHA sites involved in the study, PI have to obtain HOD signature from each study site.
  • If you are planning to conduct the study at Dubai Hospital, an approval is required to be obtained from both Head of Department and CEO of hospital. Please contact Dubai Hospital Professional Development Office DHPDO@dha.gov.ae to know more.
  • If you are planning to conduct study at DHA Primary health Care Centers, then an approval is required to be obtained from Director of Primary health Care Centers. Please contact PHCC Professional Development Office. Kindly note the concerned individuals contact details for your reference.
    Ms Ameena Hussain Alraisi ahAlraisi@dha.gov.ae
    Ms Aisha Ali Hassan Ali AL Sharifi aaAlSharifi@dha.gov.ae
    CC – Dr. Shamsa Mohammad Abdulla Saif Al Suwaidi SAlSuwaidi@dha.gov.ae
  • Study proposal/Synopsis
  • Patient information sheet and Informed consent form in both English and Arabic - If applicable Attach template
  • Data collection tool OR Questionnaires - English and Arabic - If applicable
  • Confidentiality agreement : Patient information-to be signed by Principal Investigator Attach Form
  • Resume of Principal Investigator and Co-Investigators
  • Other study specific Documents


Payment Procedure

Attach Fee structure and bank details

Stranded Operating Procedure:



For additional enquiries

Office Location:

Medical Education and Research Department

Research Section - Ground Floor



7:30 to 15:30 Monday – Thursday

7:30 to 12:00 Friday

Appreciate if you can call and confirm prior to visit.



Ms. Medha Mukund Kulkarni                                     - 04 219 1961

Ms. Synthia Renold                                                     - 04 2191965​

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