RGCB IHEC is constituted under the authority of Drugs Controller of India, Central Drugs Standard Control Organization, Drugs and cosmetics (Third Amendment) Rule, 2013, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (Dept. of Health), government of India

The terms of reference of the committee

IHEC 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/participants. The IHEC will take care that all the cardinal principles of research ethics viz Autonomy, Beneficence, Non - malfeasance 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 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, such as annual reports, final reports and site visits etc. The committee will also examine compliance with all regulatory requirements, applicable guidelines and laws. The mandate of the IHECs will be to review all research projects involving human subjects including human biological materials and human biological data to be conducted at the Institute, irrespective of the funding agency.

Composition of RGCB-IHEC

The RGCB Human Ethics Committee comprises a panel of distinguished luminaries in various professional and social fields. The committee is chaired by Justice K. Padmanabhan Nair, Former High court Justice of Kerala. The complete list of members is given below :

Chairperson

Dr.M.Narendranathan

Vice Chairperson/ Clinician

Dr. V.Ramankutty

Clinician

Professor H.V.Easwer

Medical Scientist

Professor S Sankar

Social Scientist

Dr.Bushra Beegom

Legal expert

Adv. Benoy T George

Lay person

Ms.Tigi Philip

Affiliated Scientific members

Dr. Priya Srinivas
Dr. Abdul Jaleel
Dr. Rakesh Laishram

Member Secretary

Dr. Devasena Anantharaman

Coordinator

Ms. Divya Jayalekshmy

Address of the office of the RGCB IHEC

Institutional Human Ethics Committee Office
Fourth floor, RGCB Main Campus
Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology
Thiruvananthapuram - 695 014, Kerala, India
+91- 471-2529448
ihec@rgcb.res.in

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