Institute Ethics Committee

Introduction

JIPMER, a post graduate medical institute, promotes clinical research in areas of national and local health problems. The JIPMER faculty, research scholars and post graduate students conduct several research works which involves patients and healthy human volunteers. After JIPMER becoming an “Institution of National Importance” there is a great increase in biomedical research and the number of research projects carried out. This involves a number of ethical issues which needs to be addressed. The Institute Ethics Committee (Human Studies) of JIPMER plays the vital role of guiding researchers in the ethical issues associated with their research.

Functions

The major responsibility of ethics committee is to protect the rights, safety and well being of the research participants. The Institute Ethics Committee (Human Studies) conducts regular meetings for reviewing the research proposals and gives suggestions to the investigators to make their research ethical before approving them. All research projects in humans should get the approval of the ethics committee before starting their study.

Composition

As per ICMR guidelines 2006, the Institute Ethics Committee was reconstituted on 6 July 2017 and the members of the reconstituted ethics committee are:

Institute Ethics Committee (Human studies), JIPMER, Pondicherry

(Registration number: IEC Regn. No. ECR/342/Inst/PY/2013)

Dated:06.07.2017

Institute Ethics Committee (Human studies), JIPMER, Pondicherry
S.No Name & Designation Position
1 Mr. Patrick George, District Judge (Retd.), Govt. of Pondicherry Chairman
2 Dr. B. Vishnu Bhat ,Dean (Research), JIPMER Vice-Chairman
3 Dr. Medha R, Additional Professor of Biochemistry, JIPMER  Member-Secretary
4 Dr. S. Sandhiya, Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacology, JIPMER Alternate Member Secretary
5 Dr. Vasantha Muthuswamy, Sr. Deputy Director, General, ICMR (Retd.) Member
6 Dr. Nandini Kumar, Sr. Deputy Director, General, ICMR (Retd.) Member
7 Dr. Zile Singh, Professor & Head, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, PIMS, Pondicherry Member
8 Dr. V S Negi ,Professor & Head ,Department of Clinical Immunology, JIPMER Member
9 Dr. D. Kadambari, Professor of Surgery, JIPMER Member
10 Dr. Krishna Kumari, Senior Technical Officer,VCRC, Puducherry Member
11 Dr. K. Vijayalakshmi, Principal (Retd.), Govt. Law College, Pondicherry Member
12 Ms. Usha , Advocate,VOC Nagar,Puducherry Member
13 Dr. Amol R. Dongre, Professor and Head, Community Medicine, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Pondicherry Member
14 Dr. M. Vivekanandan, Professor of Medicine, JIPMER Member
15 Mrs. M. Vasuki, Associate Professor (Retd). Puducherry Member
16 Mr. C. Murugavel, PGT, Physics,Kendriya Vidyalaya, JIPMER Alternate Layperson
17 Mrs.Devasena,Part Time Professor of English,Law College,Kalapet,Puducherry Alternate Layperson
18 Smt. R. Ankayarkanni,PGT,MathematicsKendriya Vidyalaya, JIPMER Alternate Layperson
19 Dr. Zayapragassarazan,Additional Professor,Department of Medical Education Alternate Layperson

Institute Ethics Sub-Committee (Human studies), JIPMER, Pondicherry

Institute Ethics Sub-Committee (Human studies), JIPMER, Pondicherry
S.No Name & Designation Position
1 Dr. B. Vishnu Bhat, Dean (Research), JIPMER Chairman
2 Dr. Medha R, Additional Professor, Biochemistry, JIPMER Member Secretary
3 Dr. Kadambari D., Professor, Surgery, JIPMER Member
4 Dr. S. Sandhiya, Assistant Professor, Clinical Pharmacology, JIPMER Member
5 Mrs. M. Vasuki, Associate Professor (Retd.) of Economics, B.G.C.W, Puducherry Member
6 Dr. Vijayalakshmi, Principal (Retd.), Govt. Law College, Pondicherry Member