—Ethics panels to oversee biomedical, health research in India “” For the first time in India, ethics committees will oversee biomedical, social, and behavioral science research involving human participants, human biological material, and personal data, according to new regulations released last month. The aim is to review projects before they begin, to safeguard the dignity, rights, safety, and well-being of participants and improve the quality of research. The panels will follow National Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical and Health Research Involving Human Participants developed by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in 2017.
by K. V. Venkatasubramanian, special to C&EN |
April 28, 2019