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HUMAN ETHICS COMMITTEE – Submission of proposals
The stakeholders – teachers/PIs of university may submit such research proposals strictly in consonance to these regulations for consideration of HEC of university. The meeting of HEC will be scheduled on receipt of sufficient number (minimum 02) of proposals and may be fixed quarterly except emergent ones.
ICMR - National Ethical Guidelines, 2017
ICMR released the “National Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical and Health Research Involving Human Participants, 2017”, with the aim to sensitise students, researchers, clinicians, scientists and ethics committees about the updated ethical requirements. The guidelines addressed contemporary and emerging ethical issues in details and mandatory to be followed by institutions engaged in biomedical and health research in India. Following the guidelines will ensure to safeguards the rights, safety and well-being of research participants as well as help to improve the quality of research outcomes.
There are 12 sections of the ICMR National Ethical Guidelines, 2017 which is required to be referred to safeguard the dignity, rights, safety and well-being of the human participants involved in biomedical and health. The researchers must go through all sections (12) of these guidelines before preparation, submission and implementing their research proposals involving human participation.
SCOPE - Human Ethics Committee (National Ethical Guidelines, 2017)
The guidelines are applicable to all biomedical, social and behavioural science research for health conducted in India involving human participants, their biological material and data. The PURPOSE of such research should be:
i. DIRECTED towards enhancing knowledge about the human condition while maintaining sensitivity to the Indian cultural, social and natural environments.
ii. CONDUCTED under conditions such that no person or persons become mere means for the betterment of others and that human beings who are subjected to any biomedical and/or health research or scientific experimentation are dealt with in a manner conducive to and consistent with their dignity and well-being, under conditions of professional fair treatment and transparency.
iii. SUBJECTED to a regime of EVALUATION at all stages, i.e., design, conduct and reporting of the results thereof.
ICMR Ethical Guidelines, 2017:
1. NATIONAL ETHICAL GUIDELINES FOR BIOMEDICAL AND HEALTH RESEARCH INVOLVING HUMAN PARTICIPANTS, INDIAN COUNCIL OF MEDICAL RESEARCH 2017
2. HANDBOOK ON NATIONAL ETHICAL GUIDELINES FOR BIOMEDICAL AND HEALTH RESEARCH INVOLVING HUMAN PARTICIPANTS, INDIAN COUNCIL OF MEDICAL RESEARCH 2018