Institutional Ethics Committee

Tagore Medical College and hospital Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC) was constituted for discussion and approval of institutional/ collaborative research projects with a view to safeguard the dignity, rights, safety and well being of all research participants and to ensure that the research is carried under prescribed guidelines.

Institutional Ethics Committee operates as per the ICMR guidelines and has been registered (Ethics Committee Registration No.ECR/634/Inst/TN2014 issued under Rule 122DD of the drugs & cosmetics Rule 1945).

Responsibilities of IEC

  • To ensure the competent review and evaluation of all ethical aspects of research projects received in an objective manner.
  • To protect the safety, rights and well being of the potential research participants.
  • To conduct scientific evaluation and ensure technical appropriateness of the proposed study.
  • To ensure that universal ethical values and international scientific standards are expressed in terms of local community values and customs.
  • To assist in the development and the education of a research community responsive to local health care requirements.
  • Creation, developing, revising and implementing ethical guidelines (SOPs)

List of Institutional Ethics Committee Members

S.No Name of member Affiliation
1.        Dr. N. Gunasekaran (Ex-officio Member) Dean, TMCH
2.        Dr. I. Kannan (Coordinator) Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, TMCH
3.        Dr. A. Balaji Professor and Head, Department of Community Medicine, TMCH
4.        Dr. Jaishree Vasudevan Professor and Head, Department of Paediatrics, TMCH
5.        Dr. S. Manikandan Professor, Department of Physiology, TMCH
6.        Dr. S. Jamunarani Professor, Department of Pathology, TMCH
7.        Dr. A. Farook Associate Professor, Department of General Surgery, TMCH
8.        Dr. Sony Paul Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, TMCH
9.    Dr. M. Vani Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, TMCH
10.    Dr. S. Subhamalini Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, TMCH