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Institutional Ethics Committee

The Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC) of Saroj Gupta Cancer Centre & Research Institute comprises of a varied mix of individuals from various walks of life. Some members (clinicians) are from the institute whereas others are noted persons from society. The IEC has a long-standing reputation for being assertive and takes pride in the safe-guarding of research participants, along with ensuring ethical conduct of all research projects, academic as well as commercial. It is also registered with the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (Registration No.- ECR/250/Inst/WB/2013/RR-16) and works in compliance with all applicable regulatory guidelines (ICH-GCP, Schedule Y of Drugs & Cosmetics Rules, ICMR guideline and others).

The IEC meets on the third Friday of the month, every 3 months, i.e. 4 times in a year. The dates for upcoming IEC meetings for 2019 are:

  1. 15/Feb/2019 (last date for submission- 25/Jan/2019)
  2. 17/May/2019 (last date for submission- 26/Apr/2019)
  3. 16/Aug/2019 (last date for submission- 26/Jul/2019)
  4. 15/Nov/2019 (last date for submission- 25/Oct/2019)

All dossiers containing essential documents for IEC submission must be handed over to Mrs Fenella Simone Anthony (D’cruz) [IEC secretariat, contact no.- 9831142992] at least 3 weeks prior to the date of the IEC meeting. For example, for the IEC meeting dated 15/Feb/2019, all documents for review must reach the IEC secretariat by 25/Jan/2019.

Dr. Saradindu Ghosh,
Member Secretary

Mrs Fenella Simone Anthony (D’cruz)
[IEC secretariat]

The constitution of the IEC is in accordance with all the aforementioned regulatory requirements. Following is the list of members of the IEC

Name

Role in the IEC

Gender

Members from outside the institute

Honb’le Justice (Retd) Ajit Kumar Nayak

Chairperson

Male

Prof Dipak Kr Nath

Person of religion

Male

Prof Krishnendu Gupta

Clinician

Male

Dr. Adelene Basu

Clinician

Female

Prof. Santanu Tripathi

Pharmacologist

Male

Mrs Nupur Chakraborty

Lay Person, Member of NGO

Female

Ms. Soumi Banerji

Lay Person, Patient support group

Female

Ms Debjani Aich

Lay Person, Media Person

Female

Mr. Krishnendu Halder

Legal Expert

Male

In-house members

Dr. Saradindu Ghosh

Clinician, Member Secretary

Male

Dr Arnab Gupta

Clinician

Male

Dr Samir Bhattacharyya

Clinician

Male

Prof Susanta Roychoudhury

Basic  Scientist

Male

Dr Madhuchanda Kar

Clinician

Female