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. To facilitate the smooth functioning of the ethics committees, Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC) has been divided into three – IEC for Interventional Studies, IEC for Observational Studies and IEC for College of Nursing. The Institutional Ethics Committees of JIPMER play the vital role of guiding researchers in the ethical issues associated with their research.

Functions

The major responsibility of IECs is to protect the rights, safety and well-being of the research participants. The IECs conducts regular meetings for reviewing the research proposals and give suggestions to the investigators to make their research ethical before approving them. All research projects in humans should get the approval of any one of the IECs before starting their study.

Composition

As per ICMR guidelines 2017, the Institute Ethics Committee was reconstituted in  February  2019 and the members of the reconstituted ethics committee are listed below.

 

Sl. No Name & Designation Position Role

1

Dr. Reba Kanungo, Professor of Microbiology, Dean Research, PIMS

Chairperson

(External)

Chairperson

2

Dr C. Sudhakaran, Professor of Pharmacology, Melmaruvathur Adhi Parasakthi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Tamilnadu

Vice-Chairperson

(External)

Vice-Chairperson

3

Dr. Prasanth Ganesan, Additional Professor of Medical Oncology, JIPMER

Member

Clinician

4

Dr. Mahalakshmi T, Additional Professor, Preventive and Social Medicine, JIPMER

Member

Basic Medical Scientist

5

Dr. Kadhiravan T, Additional Professor, Medicine

Member

Clinician

6

Dr.R.Ramesh Kumar, Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Member

Clinician

7

Dr. C. Aruna, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Pondicherry University, Puducherry - 605014.

Member

(External)

Social Scientist

8

Dr. Krishna Kumari, Senior Technical Officer, VCRC, Puducherry

Member

(Outside JIPMER)

Alternate Social Scientist

9

Smt. Priya K, Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, Pondicherry Engineering College, Puducherry

Member

(External)

Lay Person

10

Dr. Pampa Ch Toi, Additional Professor, Pathology

Member

Basic Medical Scientist

11

Ms. Usha, Advocate, VOC Nagar, Puducherry

Member

(External)

Legal Expert

12

Dr. Suma HY, Additional Professor of Anatomy, JIPMER

Alternate Member Secretary

Basic Medical Scientist

13

Dr. M. Jayanthi, Additional Professor of Pharmacology, JIPMER

Member-Secretary

Basic Medical Scientist

14

Dean (Research), JIPMER

Administrative Head

Special Invitee

Institutional Ethics Committee (Human studies) for Intervention studies (including sponsored Clinical trials, RCTs), JIPMER, Puducherry

S. No Alternate Members Position Role

1

Dr. Cyril M. Vincent, Advocate, Pondicherry

Alternate Member

Legal Expert

2

Dr. Jagadesan P, Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology, JIPMER

Alternate Member

Clinician

3

Dr. Rakhi Biswas, Associate Professor, Microbiology

Alternate Member

Basic Medical Scientist

4

Dr. Channaveerappa, Additional Professosr, Medicine

Alternate Member

Clinician

Institutional Ethics Committee (Human studies) for Observational Studies, JIPMER, Pondicherry

S. No Name & Designation Position Role

1

Dr. Ramachandra.V.Bhat, Professor, Pathology IGMC&RI, Puducherry

Chairperson

Chairperson

2

Dr. Amol Dongre, Professor, PSM, SMVMCH, Puducherry

Vice-Chairman

(External)

Vice-Chairman

3

Dr. Rashmi Kumari, Additional Professor, Dermatology, JIPMER

Member

Clinician

4

Dr. Narayanan P. Professor, Pediatrics, JIPMER

Member

Clinician

5

Dr. Prasanth Penumadu, Associate Professor, Surgical Oncology, JIPMER

Member

Clinician

6

Dr. Priyadharshni R, Assistant Professor, Pharmacology

Member

Basic Medical Scientist

7

Dr. Nishanthi A, Assistant Professor, Pharmacology, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Puducherry

Member

(External)

Basic Medical Scientist

8

Dr. D. Dhanalakshmi, Assistant Professor, Dept of Applied Psychology, Pondicherry University, Puducherry

Member

(External)

Social Scientist

10

Dr. K. Vijayalakshmi, Principal (Retd.), Govt. Law College, Puducherry

Member

(External)

Legal Expert

11

Dr. T. Anbuchselvan, Assistant Professor, Tamil, Indira Gandhi College of Arts and Science

Member

(External)

Layperson

12

Dr. BH Srinivas, Associate Professor, Pathology, JIPMER

Member

Basic Medical Scientist

13

Dr. Sivaraman G, Associate Professor, ENT, JIPMER

Alternate Member-Secretary

Clinician

14

Dr Subitha L, Associate Professor, Preventive and Social Medicine, JIPMER

Member Secretary

Basic Medical Scientist

15

Dean Research, JIPMER

Administrative Head

Special invitee

 

Sl. No Alternate Members, Name Position Role

1

Dr. Raveendranath V, Associate Professor, Anatomy, JIPMER, Puducherry

Alternate Member

Basic Medical Scientist

2

Dr. Anusha Cherian, Addl. Professor, Anaesthesia

Alternate Member

Clinician

3

Dr. Venkatachalam J, Associate Professor, PSM, JIPMER

Alternate Member

Basic Medical Scientist

4

Dr. Deepanjali, Additional Professor, Medicine, JIPMER

Alternate Member

Clinician

5

Dr. Nonika Rajkumari, Associate Professor, Microbiology, JIPMER

Alternate Member

Basic Medical Scientist

Institutional Ethics Committee (Human studies) for Nursing College, JIPMER, Pondicherry

S. No Name & Designation Position Role

1

Dr. S. Kalavathi, Professor & Head of the Department, Rani Meyyammai College of Nursing, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, Chidambaram - 608002

Chairperson

(External)

Chairperson

2

Dr. M. J. Kumari, Principal (Ag.), College of Nursing, JIPMER, Puducherry – 605006

Member Secretary

Administrative

3

Dr. R. Manju, Additional Professor & Head, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, JIPMER

Member

Clinician

4

Dr. B. V. Saichandran, Additional Professor & Head, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, JIPMER

Member

Clinician

5

Dr. S. Manikandan, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, JIPMER

Member

Basic Medical Scientist

6

Dr. Vinitha Ravindran, Deputy Dean, College of Nursing, Christian Medical College, Vellore – 632004

Member

(External)

Member

7

Dr. Manjubala Dash, Professor-Cum-H.O.D., Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Mother Theresa Post Graduate & Research Institute of Health Sciences, Puducherry – 605006

Member

(External)

Member

8

Ms. V. Usha, Advocate, V.O.C. Nagar, Puducherry

Member

(External)

Legal Expert

9

Dr. C. Aruna, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Pondicherry University, Puducherry

Member

(External)

Social Scientist

10

Dr. D. Dhanalakshmi, Assistant Professor, Dept of Applied Psychology, Pondicherry University, Puducherry

Member

(External)

Social Scientist

11

Mrs. M. Selvasoundary, Principal Thiruvalluvar Govt. Girls Higher Secondary School, No. 94, Laporte Street, Puducherry – 605014

Member

(External)

Lay Person

12

Mr. R. S. Ramesh, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, JIPMER

Member

Special Invitee

13

Mrs. Lakshmi Ramamoorthy, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, JIPMER

Member

Special Invitee

14

Dean (Research), JIPMER

Administrative Head

Special invitee