Name of the Committee

The name of the Ethics Committee of KIMSHEALTH is Institutional Human Ethics Committee (IHEC) of KIMSHEALTH.

Aim of the Ethics Committee

To review proposed studies with human participants to ensure that they conform to internationally and nationally accepted ethical guidelines, monitor studies once they have begun and, where relevant, take part in follow-up action and surveillance after the end of the research

Scope of the Ethics Committee
  • To advise and recommend on ethical matters arising in relation to research involving human participants.
  • To ensure research is designed and conducted in accordance with the ICMR and CDSO rules and regulations for the responsible conduct of research and the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research.
  • To consider the ethical implications of all research proposals received by the Committee approve, request amendment of, or reject a research proposal on ethical grounds.
  • To monitor and audit approved research to verify that the conduct of research conforms to the proposal that is approved by the Committee.
  • To adopt measures to identify and manage any real, potential and/or perceived conflicts of interest of HREC members and or researchers.
  • To handle any complaints about research or the conduct of research on humans.
Registration History of the IHEC

2003 – Established

2013 – IHEC registered under Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), No. ECR/284/284/KIMS/Inst/Ker/2013

2016 – IHEC reregistered under Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), ECR/284/KIMS/Inst/Ker/2013-Re-Registration-2016

2019 – IHEC reregistered under Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), ECR/284/KIMS/Inst/Ker/2013-Re-Registration-2019

2021 – IHEC provisionally registered under the Department of Health Research (DHR), EC/NEW/INST/2020/1432

2022 – IHEC reregistered under Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), No. ECR/184/KIMS/Inst/Ker/2013/RR-22


(National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers)

Constitution of the IHEC

The IHEC will be established by the Head of the Institution (HOI). The IHEC is multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral in composition. The IHEC will be composed of at least 7 members and up to a maximum of 15. It includes a combination of medical and non-medical, scientific and non-scientific persons including lay persons to represent the different points of differing backgrounds to promote complete and adequate review of research, the required qualifications as prescribed by applicable regulations and guidelines from time to time and the expertise, time and commitment to perform all functions. The representation of the members is varied in terms of gender, age and social background to safeguard the interests and welfare of all sections of the community / society.

Responsibilities of the Ethics Committee
  • To ensure protection of the dignity, rights, safety and well-being of the research participants
  • To make sure ethical conduct of research by the investigator team
  • To carry out competent initial and continuing review of all scientific, ethical, medical and social aspects of research proposals as per universal ethical values and international and national scientific and ethical standards
  • To assist in the development and education of the research community in the given Institute
  • To protect the privacy of the individual and confidentiality of data including the documents of EC meetings is protected.
  • To review progress reports, final reports and AE/SAE and gives needful suggestions regarding care of the participants and risk minimization procedures
  • To recommend appropriate compensation for research related injury, wherever required.
Ethics Committee members
Sl. NoName & QualificationsDesignationAffiliation with the Institution
1Dr. M. Radhakrishna Pillai
2Dr. P.M. Saffia
Member SecretaryAffiliated
3Dr. Naveen Jain
4Dr. K.K, Narayanan Namboodiri
MD, DM (Cardiology)
5Dr Rejnish Kumar R
6Dr. M. N. Rema
MD (Pharmacology)
Basic Medical ScientistNon-affiliated
7Dr. Reneega Gangadher
MD (Pharmacology), PGDBE
 Basic Medical ScientistNon-affiliated
8Prof. Jameela Beegum
MA (Eng), PhD
 Lay personNon-affiliated
9Mr. Sreekanth Pooyappally Krishnan
Lay personNon-affiliated
10Adv. Asha S.V.
Legal ExpertNon-affiliated
11Adv Sajad Kharim
Legal ExpertNon-affiliated
12Dr. Joseph K.A.
Social ScientistNon-affiliated
13Dr. Usha Kandaswamy
Social ScientistNon-affiliated
14Dr. Aleyamma Mathew
MSc, PhD
Scientific memberNon-affiliated
Ethics Committee Protocols
Sl.NoTitle of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)SOP No.
1Constitution of Institutional Human Ethics Committee (IHEC), Selection, Roles and Responsibilities of Members of the IHECKIMS/SOP-02/V2
2Selection and Responsibilities of Representatives of Vulnerable PopulationKIMS/SOP-05/V2
3Management of Submission of Research Study Protocol and Study Related DocumentsKIMS/SOP-07/V2
4Initial Full Board Review of Research Study ProtocolsKIMS/SOP-08A/V3
5Dealing with Participants’ Requests and Complaints Coming to Ethics CommitteeKIMS/SOP-18/V2
6Reviewing Proposals involving Vulnerable PopulationsKIMS/SOP-20/V3

Note: If you are interested in referring to any of the SOPs not available on the website, a request can be sent to : iheckims.tvm@kimsglobal.com for getting the SOPs.

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