The annual MERETI workshop in research ethics was held in Marrakech, Morocco during March 1-3, 2015. In addition to Dr. Henry Silverman, faculty included Mohamed Salem, Suhail Al-Amad, Hillary Edwards, Latifa Adarmouch, and Salma Ait Batahar. Participants came from Morocco, Egypt, Sudan, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia. There was also a featured presentation on the draft Moroccan law by Professor Harif. A unique feature of this impending law will be the establishment of regional research ethics committees in the 12 regions of the country. There will also be a National Ethics Committee that will deal with general ethics issues and local hospital ethics committees that will manage medical ethics issues.