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Ethics Committee

Healis’ Ethics Committee is registered with National Institutes of Health and has Federal Wide Assurance (FWA).

Healis Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC) consists of 12 members, out of which nine are external members and three are from Healis. The committee is multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral in composition as per NIH and ICMR guidelines and maintains gender equity. This body has two functions, one is to assess the compliance of the research proposals with the protection of human subjects’ guidelines and the other is to assess the scientific value of the studies.

The Chairperson of the Committee, a basic medical scientist, with many years of scientific experience, is from outside the Institution so that the independence of the Committee is maintained. Other members are a mix of medical / non-medical, scientific and non-scientific persons including a housewife to reflect differing viewpoints. The Committee is highly qualified, through the experience and expertise of its members, and the diversity of its member backgrounds, to foster respect for its advice and counsel in safeguarding the rights and welfare of human subjects in research.