COLLEGE RESEARCH COMMITTEE
The college research committee acts as an initial filter to review the research proposals submitted by the college. It aims to review all research activities at the College, including ethics, methodology, consent forms and process and safety of the subjects under study.
The chairperson is nominated by the College Council.
The college research committee shall be composed of the college research coordinator (CRC) and faculty members with experience in research. All members shall be trained in medical ethics as per the ICH-GCP (International Conference on Harmonization - Good Clinical Practice) guidelines.
Term of office
Two years (Renewable)
Frequency of Meetings
The Committee shall meet once per semester and as deemed necessary.
Decision-Making & Voting Right
The committee adopts a collaborative decision-making approach, ensuring that every member with voting rights has the ability to influence specific decisions. A simple majority, defined as more than 50%, is necessary for the approval of any given decision.
Reviews, evaluates, and gives recommendations on all research proposals submitted by their respective college.
Ensures that the research involving human subjects shall conform to the ethical standards laid down in the Declaration of Helsinki.
Ensures that the research involving animals shall follow globally accepted standards of laboratory animal care.
Submit the research proposals along with the supporting documents to the IRB for review and approval.