On January 25, 2001, the Governing Council approved the bylaws of the UAB Ethics Committee on Animal and Human Experimentation (CEEAH), and the later amendments introduced on September 27, 2006, the 23 March 2017 and 11 March 2020, incorporating the UAB Data Protection Delegate as a member of the Commission.

On 20 September 2022 the Governing Council approved the new Regulation of the Research Ethics Committee (CERec), which replaces the previous Commission on Ethics in Animal and Human Experimentation (CEEAH). These bylaws regulate the functions and responsibilities of this committee.