Steering committee for Clinical Research in Malaysia.
Established in 1997
In 1997, NCCR was chaired by Datuk Dr M. Jegathesan, the then Deputy Director-General (Research & Technical Support), Ministry of Health Malaysia. From 1998 to 2010, the committee was headed by Tan Sri Datuk Dr Hj Mohd Ismail Merican, Director General of Health. Dato Dr Hasan Bin Abdul Rahman, as Director General of Health since 2011, currently leads NCCR.
In the year 2000, the name "Steering Committee for Clinical Research" was changed to the "National Committee for Clinical Research, Ministry of Health Malaysia".
The secretary for this committee is the Deputy Director, Center for Investigational New Product, based at the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA).
As of June 2008, the hosting duties became the responsibility of the Clinical Research Centre.
Terms of Reference
NCCR is governed by the following terms of reference
To establish policies and plan clinical trial activities for the short, medium and long-term in Malaysia
To utilize all experts available in the Ministry of Health Malaysia, academia and pharmaceutical industries through "smart partnership" concepts in enhancing clinical research
To identify available infrastructures and take necessary steps in improving them, such as the development of guidelines, directories, research and others
To organise training programmes such as "Good Clinical Practice (GCP)", "Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)", Biostatistics and other training related to human development
To take pro-active action at all times in enhancing clinical research in Malaysia in tandem with the development in developed nations