Institution ethics committee (human studies) meeting

IASST, on 30 January 2023, held its 7th meeting of the institutional ethics committee (human studies) registered with the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) under the Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. The director of IASST, Prof. Ashis K. Mukherjee, welcomed the committee members Prof. Ramesh C. Deka, former director of AIIMS New Delhi and Chairman of the committee, and distinguished scientists, doctors, lawyers, and social workers. Prof. Mukherjee opined that the rules and regulations framed by CDSCO are to be strictly adhered to for maintaining the highest standard of ethics in our research vis-a-vis meeting the studies’ objectives for society’s welfare. Prof. Deka suggested that the scientists of IASST go for collaborative research with clinicians to derive maximum benefits from their research. The committee evaluated 35 research proposals involving research on human volunteers