About MREC NedMec

About MREC NedMec

MREC NedMec uitklapper, klik om te openen

The Medical Research Ethics Committee (MREC) NedMec is a medical research ethics committee to which the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, the Princess Máxima Center for pediatric oncology and the UMC Utrecht are affiliated. MREC NedMec was created after the merger of the MREC Utrecht and the MREC Antoni van Leeuwenhoek on 1-1-2022.

MREC NedMec is accredited by the Central Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects (CCMO) to review medical scientific research with human subjects which is subject to the Medical Research Involving Human Subjects Act (WMO), the EU Clinical Trial Regulation (CTR), the EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR), and the EU In Vitro Diagnostics Regulation (IVDR). As an independent administrative body (ZBOs), MREC NedMec has the legal authority to make decisions that are binding on citizens.

Executive board uitklapper, klik om te openen

The MREC NedMec is divided in three chambers: All-round (A), Medicinal Products (G) and Oncology (O).

The executive board of the MREC NedMec consists of: 

  • Prof. dr. C.M. (Michel) Zwaan – general chairman 
  • Dr. R.P. (Roderick) Venekamp – chairman Chamber All-round
  • Dr. B.F. (Bianca) Goemans – chairman Chamber Medicinal Products
  • Dr. J.P. (Jan Paul) de Boer – chairman Chamber Oncology 

 (L-R) Michel Zwaan, Bianca Goemans, Jan Paul de Boer, Roderick Venekamp and Anna Bakker

Regulations uitklapper, klik om te openen

The MREC has drawn up its regulations and complaints procedure in accordance with the CCMO template.

Members of the MREC uitklapper, klik om te openen

The committee is composed of very different disciplines.

A list of members is often requested for dossier creation. You can find the most recent MREC list of members on the CCMO website.

Researchers can use this list of members and add it to the research file, together with the MREC regulations and the statement below:

"MREC members may only be involved in the MREC decision-making process if they are independent of the investigator of the study under review. Therefore, at the beginning of each MREC meeting, it is asked whether any of the attendees are involved in a research file to be reviewed. The MREC secretariat records who is present at the meeting and who is involved in which study. Any person leaving the meeting during the discussion of the study concerned is also recorded. All member involvement is also recorded in the MREC database. With this procedure the MREC acts in accordance with its Standard Operating Procedure and GCP 3.2.1."

Our secretariat uitklapper, klik om te openen

The committee is supported in its work by a professional team of administrative employees, procedure coordinators and official secretaries.

The MREC NedMec secretariat consists of the following staff:

  • mr. A.C (Anna) Bakker, Manager Research Review Department / Manager Secretariat METC
  • drs. V. (Vincent) Bontrop, Official Secretary MREC (chamber G)
  • F.B. (Francien) Bouw, Msc. Procedure coordinator MREC
  • drs. R.P. (Rutger) Chorus, Junior staff advisor, support MREC and Review Committee Biobanks
  • mr. A.M. (Annemiek) van den Dries, Senior Procedure coordinator MREC
  • P. (Pauline) Ebbinkhuijsen, Official Secretary MREC (chamber O)
  • drs. R.G. (Rashieda) Jahangier, Official Secretary MREC (chamber G)
  • dr. W.A. (Antoinette) Groenewegen, Official Secretary MREC and Review Committee Biobanks
  • dr. S. (Sigrid) Heinsbroek, Official Secretary MREC (chamber A)
  • drs. K. (Katina) Kardamanidis, Official Secretary MREC (chamber O)
  • drs. M.C. (Mandy) Koppes, Senior Procedure coordinator MREC and Review Committee Biobanks
  • Y. (Yasmina) Laakar, Procedure coordinator MREC
  • drs. M.D. (Myriam) van de Loo-Waller, Official Secretary MREC
  • drs. A.H.M. (Anita) van den Oetelaar, Official Secretary Review Committee Biobanks
  • A.T. (Arina) Onnink, Secretary MREC (chamber O)
  • M. (Michael) de Ridder, Advisor Information and Archive

Participating institutions: UMC Utrecht, Prinses Máxima Center for pediatric oncology and Antoni van Leeuwenhoek

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