Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC)

As per the "Breeding of and Experiments on Animals (Control and Supervision) Rules, 1998" RGCB has formed an Institutional Animal Ethics Committee for control and supervision of experiments on animals performed in the Institute. The IAEC is registered with the CPCSEA (Reg. No. 326/GO/Re/S/2001/CPCSEA) and its primary duty is to review and approve all types of research proposals involving small animal experimentation before the start of the study. The Committee also monitors research throughout the study and after completion of the study through periodic reports besides regular visits to the research faculty animal house and laboratories where the experiments are conducted. It also ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, rules, guidelines and laws related to animal experiments. IAEC includes eight members of whom four are nominated by CPCSEA and remaining four members by the institute. The chairperson and member secretary of the committee are nominated by the institute from the existing members. The term of appointment of the committee is for a period of 5 years. The committee meets at regular intervals to review new proposals, requests and existing policies. The committee also regularly monitors the procedures and practices related to animal experiments to ensure that animal welfare and ethics are strictly followed at every point of research.

Chairperson
  • Professor. M. Radhakrishna Pillai
    Biological Scientist
    Director
    Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology
    Thiruvananthapuram
Members
  • Dr. K. R. Chandramohan Nair
    Main Nominee,
    Senior Scientific Officer & Office In charge of Animal House
    Department of Anatomy, Government Medical College
    Thiruvananthapuram - 695 011
  • Dr. Guruvayoorappan C.
    Link Nominee,
    Assistant Professor, Division of Cancer Research
    Regional Cancer Centre,Medical College Campus,
    Thiruvananthapuram – 695 011
  • Dr. Lincy Joseph
    Scientist from outside of the Institute,
    Prof & HOD,Pharmaceutical Chemistry
    Pushpagiri College of Pharmacy, Medicity
    Tiruvalla – 7
  • Dr. G. Christopher
    Socially aware Nominee,
    Research Coordinator, ACESSD Mahatma Gandhi University
    Priyadarsini Hills P O, Kottayam 686 560
  • Dr. John Bernet Johnson
    Scientist from different biological discipline,
    Scientist C & Ramalingaswami Fellow
    Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology
    Thiruvananthapuram
  • Dr. Archana S
    Veterinarian,
    Animal Research Facility
    Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology
    Thiruvananthapuram
  • Dr. Jackson James
    Scientist Incharge of Animal House Facility,
    Scientist F and Officer In-charge ARF
    Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology
    Thiruvananthapuram
Member Secretary
  • Dr. Priya Srinivas Scientist from different biological discipline,
    Scientist F
    Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology
    Thiruvananthapuram