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 11.10.2011 and the members of the reconstituted ethics committee are:

Institute Ethics Committee (Human studies), JIPMER, Pondicherry

(Registration number: ECR/687/Jipmer/Inst/PY/2013 dated 23 May 2013)

Institute Ethics Committee (Human studies), JIPMER, Pondicherry
S.No Name & Designation Position
1 Mr. E.V. Kumar, Chief Judge (Retd.), Govt. of Pondicherry Chairman
2 Dr. S.C. Parija, Dean (Research), JIPMER, Puducherry Vice-Chairman
3 Dr. T. K. Dutta, Senior Professor of Medicine, JIPMER, Puducherry  Member-Secretary
4 Dr. Vasantha Muthuswamy, Sr. Deputy Director General, ICMR (Retd.),     Coimbatore-37 (Expert in ethics) Member
5 Dr. K. Chandrashekaran, Associate Professor, Dr. Ambedkar Govt. Law College, Kalapet, Puducherry (Legal Expert) Member
6 Dr. Nandini K. Kumar, Sr. Deputy Director General, ICMR (Retd), R 127,  3rd Avenue, TNHB, Ayapakkam, Chennai (Ethics Expert) Member
7 Dr. Zile Singh, Professor  & Head, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Kalapet, Puducherry (Social Scientist) Member
8 Dr. M. G. Sridhar, Senior Professor of Biochemistry, JIPMER, Puducherry (Basic Scientist) Member
9 Dr. Medha R., Associate Professor of Biochemistry, JIPMER, Puducherry (Basic Scientist) Member
10 Dr. Santosh Kumar, Senior Professor of Urology, JIPMER, Puducherry (Clinician) Member
11 Dr. Vikram Kate, Professor of Surgery, JIPMER, Puducherry (Clinician) Member
12 Ms. Usha, No. 5, Sagayathai Street, VOC Nagar, Muthialpet, Puducherry Member
13 Mrs. M. Vasuki, No.9, II Cross, North Ezhil Nagar, Muthialpet, Puducherry (Lay person) Member
14 Dr. Sandhiya S., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, JIPMER, Puducherry (Clinical Pharmacologist) Member
15 Special Invitees [As per the requirements of proposals, subject experts will be invited] Member

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

Institute Ethics Sub-Committee (Human studies), JIPMER, Pondicherry
S.No Name & Designation Position
1 Dr. Santosh Kumar, Senior Professor, Department of Urology, JIPMER, Pondicherry – 605 006 Chairman
2 Dr. T.K. Dutta, Senior Professor of Medicine and Head, Department of Clinical Hematology Member Secretary
3 Dr. M.G. Sridhar, Senior Professor of Biochemistry Member
4 Dr. K. Chandrasekaran, Associate Professor, Dr. Ambedkar Govt. Law College, Kalapet, Pondicherry Member
5 Mrs. M. Vasuki, No.9, II Cross, North Ezhil Nagar, Muthialpet, Pondicherry – 605 003 Member
6 Dr. S. Sandhiya, Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacology Member