JIPMER
Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research

Important Information

THE JIPMER SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE (JSAC)

  1. The JIPMER Scientific Advisory Committee (JSAC) will meet as per Research Meeting Calendar.
  2. Research proposals can be submitted to JSAC on any working day.
  3. Fifteen hard copies of the research proposals are required to be sent to Dr. S. C. Parija, Dean (Research), JIPMER with a soft copy of the proposal on CD as per the format which is available at the JIPMER website under section “Research”. The hard copies should be typed using both sides of A4 size paper, in 11 font size with 1.5 spacing. All pages of the research proposal should be consecutively numbered at the bottom center. Research proposals deviating from the format will not be accepted. No subsequent modification of the proposals will be accepted.

A) If a research proposal is to be resubmitted as per JSAC Minutes, then following must be done.

  1. The covering letter must include the JSAC Meeting No. and Serial No. of the proposal and clear mention of addition, deletion or change carried out as required by the JSAC Minutes.
  2. One photocopy of the original proposal must be submitted. There must be highlighting of deleted or changed portions in the photocopy of the original proposal carried out as required by JSAC Minutes.
  3. The original copy and 9 photocopies of the revised proposal must be submitted. There must be highlighting of added or changed portions in the original copy and photocopies of revised proposal carried out as required by JSAC Minutes
  4. 4.       All hard copies must bear JSAC Meeting No. and Serial No. of proposal and Original or Revised on the top margins of front pages.  These hard copies must be submitted to the office of Dean (Research), JIPMER on or before the last date.

B) If a research proposal is approved subject to modifications as per JSAC Minutes, then following must be done.

  1. The covering letter must include the JSAC Meeting No. and Serial No. of the proposal and clear mention of addition, deletion or change carried out as required by the JSAC Minutes.
  2. One photocopy of the original proposal must be submitted. There must be highlighting of deleted or changed portions in the photocopy of the original proposal carried out as required by JSAC Minutes.
  3. The original copy of the revised proposal must be submitted. There must be highlighting of added or changed portions in the original copy of revised  proposal carried out as required by JSAC Minutes
  4. All hard copies must bear JSAC Meeting No. and Serial No. of proposal and Original or Revised on the top margins of front pages.  These hard copies must be submitted to the office of Dean (Research), JIPMER on or before last date.

C) If any modification in a research proposal already approved by JSAC and JIPMER Ethics Committee is requested, then following must be done.

  1. The covering letter must include the JSAC Meeting No. and Serial No. of the proposal and clear mention of addition, deletion or change requested.
  2. A Photocopy of Ethics Committee approval certificate must be submitted.
  3. One photocopy of the original proposal must be submitted. There must be highlighting of deleted or changed portions in the photocopy of the original proposal as requested.
  4. The original copy of the revised proposal must be submitted. There must be highlighting of added or changed portions in the original copy of revised proposal as requested.
  5. All hard copies must bear JSAC Meeting No. and Serial No. of proposal and Original or Revised on the top margins of front pages.  These hard copies must be submitted to the office of Dean (Research), JIPMER.

JIPMER Scientific Advisory Sub-Committee

  1. The committee meets 5 times a year (January, March, July, September and November) in a year to clear the research proposals.
  2. Meetings are held under the guidance of Chairman of the committee Dr. S. C. Parija, and Member Secretary Dr. G. K. Pal.
  3. The committee invites for proposals in the first week of months (January, March, July, September and November).
  4. Usually meetings are held in the last week of the months mentioned above.
  5. Subcommittee scrutinizes proposals and makes every attempt to improve the proposal.

However the proposals that are not up to the standard are usually rejected. Following finalization, the communication is made to the principal investigator about the approval or rejection of proposal. A certificate of approval is given to all the approved projects.

Criteria for proposals to be considered by JSAC Sub-Committee:

  1. Proposals that are not meant to be submitted for external funding
  2. All proposals that do not require funding
  3. Institute faculty proposals that require JIPMER Intramural Funding less than two lakhs
  4. All Ph.D. research proposals
  5. Proposals that are not clinical trials, or multi-centric studies
  6. Proposals having study period of one year or less
  7. Proposals having sample size 100 or less.