The Ethics Committee (EC) is responsible for scientific and ethical review of research proposals. Although ECs may obtain documentation from a prior scientific review, they must determine that the research methods are scientifically sound, and should examine the ethical implications of the chosen research design or strategy.
The composition, affiliations, qualifications, member specific roles and responsibilities of an Ethics committee should be in accordance with ICMR National Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical and Health Research Involving Human Participants.
All biomedical and health research involving human participants should be conducted in accordance with the ICMR National Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical and Health Research Involving Human Participants, 2017.
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Biomedical and health research is defined as a research including studies on basic, applied and operational research designed primarily to increase the scientific knowledge about diseases and conditions (physical or socio-behavioural), their detection, cause and evolving strategies for health promotion, prevention, or amelioration of disease and rehabilitation including clinical research. Read More
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India had notified the New Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules -2019, that came into force from 19th March 2019. Under the Rules, Chapter IV entitled “Ethics Committee for biomedical and health research” states that Ethics Committees reviewing biomedical and health research should register with the authority designated by the Central Government in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Department of Health Research (DHR). Read More