Institutional Ethics Committee


The Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC) will review and approve all types of research proposals involving human participants with a view to safeguard the dignity, rights, safety and wellbeing of all actual and potential research participants. The goals of research, however important, should never be permitted to override the health and wellbeing of the research subjects. The IEC will take care that all the cardinal principles of research ethics viz. Autonomy, Beneficence, Non – maleficence and Justice are taken care of in planning, conduct and reporting of the proposed research. For this purpose, it will look into the aspects of informed consent process, risk benefit ratio, distribution of burden and benefit and provisions for appropriate compensations wherever required. It will review the proposals before the start of the study as well as monitor the research throughout the study until and after completion of the study through appropriate well documented procedures for example annual reports, final reports and site visits etc. The committee will also examine compliance with all regulatory requirements, applicable guidelines and laws. Ethics committees must also be informed of all aspects of the research. They too should be supplied with all the relevant information about the study, the method of data gathering the sample group and the object of the research. Research cannot be started until the Research Ethics Committees has given its approval. The members of our Institutional Ethics Committee are as following-

Dr. K.B.Baksi, Chairman

Prof. (Dr.) R.P. Sengupta, OBEVice Chairman

Dr. Gour Das, Member Secretary

Dr. Swapan Paul, Layman

Dr. Avijit Hazra, Clinical Scientist

Dr. Purba Sengupta, Social Worker

Dr. C.K.Jain, Legal Expert

Mr. Nirmal Biswas, Layman

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