Institutional Review Board

The main role of the committee is to review the research proposal and grants from ethics perspectives of research on human subjects. The committee will follow the Indian Council of Medical Research Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research on Human Subjects. The Committee may also invite Institutional Review Board registered with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (IORG0007355), if required.

Mission

The Committee is dedicated to ensure three principles of respect, beneficence, and justice Health Management Research endeavors.

Vision

The health management research conducted at IIHMR is directed towards the increase of knowledge, conducted under conditions that no person(s) become mere means for the betterment for researchers, professional fair treatment and transparency; and consistent with the persons dignity and well-being thatthey are placed at no greater risk. The outcome(s) of the research are applied for community benefits at large.

Quality of research work needs to be improved, not only scientifically but from the human rights perspectives, protecting dignity, rights and welfare of research participants and the safety of researchers. One of the objectives of the Committee is to contribute to the effective (quality and consistent) ethical review mechanism for health and population research,

The IIHMR University is committed to protect research participants and improve the quality of research. The basic responsibility of the Committee is to ensure a competent review of all ethical aspects of the project proposals received by it in an objective manner. The Committee will provide advice to the researchers on all aspects of the welfare and safety of the research participants. The Committee follows primarily the Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research on Human Participants (2006) of ICMR. The responsibilities of the Committee can be defined as follows:

  • To ensure a competent scientific / technical review along with all ethical aspects of the project proposals received by it in an objective manner
  • To protect the dignity, rights and well being of the potential research participants;
  • To ensure that universal ethical values and international scientific standards are expressed in terms of local community values and customs; and
  • To assist in the development and the education of a research community responsive to local health care requirements

Institutional Review Board committee

Member's Name Gender(M/F) Qualification Scientist
(S) Non-
Scientist
Primary Scientific or Non-Scientific Specialty Affiliation with Institution(s) Y/N Position
Sanjay Gupta M MD S Preventive Social
Medicine
N Chair
Bonta Babu M Ph.D. S Anthropology
Behavior Scientist
N Member
K.K Pandey M Ph.D. S Behavior Scientist N Member
Sayeed Unisa F Ph.D. S Demography and Reproductive Health N Member
Damodar Sahoo M Ph.D. S Statistics N Member
Umesh Saraswat M BA, LLB N Legal N Member
Rajeev Tiwari M MA (Social Work) S Social Work N Member
Dhirendra Kumar M Ph.D. S Demography Y

Member Secretary

Monika Chaudhary F Ph.D. S Finance Y Member
Piyush Pandey M Ph.D. S Management Environment Y Member
P.R. Sodani M Ph.D. S Economics Y Member
Sameer Phadnis M M.D. S Public Health Y Member
Piyusha Majumdar F Ph.D. S Women Development Y Member

The Board will be in operation for a period of two years with effect from April 2, 2020. The main role of the committee will be to review the research proposals and grants from ethics perspectives of research on human subjects. The committee will follow the ICMR’s Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical and social health research on Human subjects. The committee may also invite special invitee, if required.


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