MedGenome Institutional Ethics Committee (MG-IEC) is an independent body constituted under the authority of the chairman with the primary goal of safeguarding the rights and wellbeing of research participants. The chairperson of MG-IEC is appointed from a different institution and the appointment of IEC members is solely based on their competence, experience and integrity.
Responsibilities of MG-IEC
The MG-IEC will review 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 before approving the research proposals. The goals of research, however important, should never be permitted to override the health and wellbeing of the research subjects.
The MG-IEC will ascertain whether all the cardinal principles of research ethics viz., Autonomy, Beneficence, Non-maleficence, Respect for Free and Informed Consent, Respect for Human Dignity, Respect for Vulnerable Persons, Respect for Privacy and Confidentiality and Justice are taken care of in planning, conducting and reporting of the proposed research. For this purpose, it will look into the aspects of protocol review, selection of participants, voluntary participation of potential participants, informed consent process, risk benefit ratio, distribution of burden and benefit, maintenance of privacy and confidentiality and provisions for appropriate compensations. It will review the proposals before the commencement of the study as well as review periodically until the completion of the study through appropriate well-documented procedures.
Members of MG-IEC
|Chairperson||Dr. Vijayalakshmi M|
|Member Secretary||Padmavathy R|
|Scientist||Dr. Beena PS|
|Scientist||Dr. Lakshmi Mahadevan|
|Basic Medical Scientist||Dr. Kumaramanickavel G|
|Scientist||Dr Ramchand CN|
|Legal Expert/Lawyer||Srijith PR|
|Philosopher||Dr. Rajamohan EK|
|Basic Medical Scientist||Dr. Álex Baby Paul|
|Lay Person||Babu AG|
|Social Scientist / Social Worker||Vinita Vijayakumar|