A two-day workshop on Institutional Ethics Committee and Institutional Committee for Stem Cell Research and Therapy was inaugurated at the Seminar Hall, School of Life Science, UoH on 10th October 2014. More than 100 students, faculty and delegates who work on human subjects and research are attending this workshop. The workshop aims to familiarize participants with the regulatory requirements for conducting good basic, preclinical and clinical research involving human subjects.
Justice TNC Rangarajan spoke on Introduction to Law in Biomedical Research. He said that Science means curiosity; however the right of the environment should not be violated. People have a duty to take care of the environment and if they violate the rules and damage the environment, they should be punished.
Dr. Geeta Jotwani, Associate Director, ICMR spoke about the Regulatory system and regulation of Biomedical Research in India. She said Biomedical Research is the study of process of life and it consists of Basic and Applied Research. She also said that India has become a hub for clinical research and this has resulted in quality research being undertaken by the scientists. Dr. Jotwani also briefed about the activities and achievements of ICMR.
Dr. Geeta Vemuganti, Dean, school of Medical Sciences, UoH and the Member Secretary, IEC proposed the vote of thanks. She hoped that sessions which cover topics of relevance to investigators, post-graduate students and research fellows/residents, faculty and staff involved in conducting research on human subjects will be interactive and benefit the participants. Dr. Geeta thanked all the participants and colleagues, students who contributed in organizing this event at UoH.
The two-day’s workshop will see discussions on topics like Research on Human Subjects, Stem Cell Research and Therapy, Clinical Trials, Pre-clinical, Lab,and Community Research, Research Ethics & Integrity, and Institutional Review Board (IRB) Functioning.