Research Committees

Institutional Research Board (IRB)

 The Committee

Designation Name and Affiliation
Chairperson Dr. A. Jesudoss, Dean
Vice Chairperson & Head Dr. P. Thirumalaikolundusubramanian, Professor of Medicine and Head IRB
External Advisors Dr. S.P. Thiyagarajan, Dean – Research, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai

Dr. B. Venkatachalapathy, Dean – Research, SRM Group of Institutions, Ramapuram, Chennai

Research Faculty Dr. N. Prabhusaran, Research Faculty

Dr. A. Sundhararajan, Research Faculty

Members Dr. A. Uma, Professor of Microbiology
Dr. Ram Chandra Goyal, Professor of Community Medicine
Dr. K. Vasanthira, Professor of Pharmacology
Dr. R. Pramila, Professor of Pathology
Dr. D. Saminathan, Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. S.D. Nalinakumari, Professor of Anatomy
Dr. Nachal Annamalai, Professor of Physiology
Dr. P. Karthik, Professor of Surgery
Dr. V.R. Prakash, Professor of Biochemistry
Dr. S. Sivaraman, Professor of Psychiatry
Dr. K. Sivakumar, Professor of Medicine
Dr. Jayasimharaj, Professor of Dentistry
Dr. S. Jenitha, Associate Professor of OBG
Dr. S. Priya Banthavi, Associate Professor of Pathology
Dr. D. Santham Sweet Rose, Professor of Nursing
Dr. Suja Suresh, Professor of Nursing

Working modalities

  1. Conducting training programs on research to faculty, residents, research scholars, postgraduate and undergraduate students for pursuing research.
  2. Analyzing, approving, reviewing and forwarding research proposals submitted by students, research scholars and faculty members to IEC or IAEC.
  3. Promoting faculty members, research scholars, postgraduate and undergraduate students to participate and present research observations in the national and international conferences/ seminars/ symposia/ CMEs etc.
  4. Encouraging faculty members for Ph.D. registration in Medical and health sciences.
  5. Motivating faculty members, research scholars, postgraduate and undergraduate students to publish research papers in peer-reviewed research journals.
  6. Screening publications for plagiarism using an internet based anti-plagiarism software.
  7. Maintaining archives of research publications from TSRMMCHRC.
  8. Resolving conflicts with regards to research works and publications.

IRB meetings (2017 and 2020)

Year No. of meetings Date Total proposals presented No. of Proposals Presented
2020 01 27.01.2020 09 09
2019 11 01.02.2019 121 04
07.03.2019 24
08.03.2019 20
08.04.2019 09
21.05.2019. 05
18.06.2019 10
02.08.2019 22
29.08.2019 04
24.09.2019 08
30.10.2019 08
29.11.2019 07
2018 8 05.02.2018 76
13.03.2018 13
19.03.2018 07
05.06.2018 10
31.07.2018 10
10.09.2018 11
23.10.2018 12
31.11.2018 13
2017 6 24.03.2017 147 38
14.06.2017 35
17.07.2017 09
01.09.2017 10
07.11.2017 29
29.11.2017 26

Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC)

Institutional Ethics committee (IEC) is functioning independently and takes decisions. IEC is not registered under CDSCO, since we do not undertake clinical trials.

The Committee

DesignationName and Affiliation
Chairperson [External]Dr. G. Ravikumar, Professor and Head of Plastic Surgery, Thanjavur Medical College, Thanjavur
Member SecretaryDr. S.D. Nalinakumari, Professor of Anatomy
Basic Scientist
Dr. R. Senthamarai, Professor and Principal, Periyar College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tiruchirapalli
Social Scientist
Dr. J. Josephine Jeba, Assistant Professor of Social Work, Holy Cross College, Tiruchirapalli
Legal AdviserLr. M. Krishnawamy, Advocate, No. 22, Ramalinga Nagar, Tiruchirapalli
Lay Person Mr. G. Ramamoorthy, No. 7, Sella Tamil Nagar, Tollgate, Tiruchirapalli
Members Dr. P. Thirumalaikolundusubramanian, Professor of General Medicine
MemberDr. K. Hemalatha, Associate Professor of Community Medicine
MemberDr. K. Vasanthira, Professor of Pharmacology
MemberDr. C. Gunasekaran, Professor of Pediatrics
MemberDr. G. Vazhavandal, Asso. Professor of Microbiology

Working modalities

  • IEC meets once in three months and looks into the research proposals forwarded to it by the IRC.
  • Decisions are communicated to research scholars and committee members.
  • IEC also looks into various ethical issues brought by/ related to patients, projects and publications.
  • Communication, files and documents related to IEC are maintained at Institutional Research Board.

Details of meetings done and Number of project proposals approved (meeting wise)

Year No. of meetings conducted Date Year wise total No. of IEC certificates issued
2020 1 30.01.2020 25 25
2019 2 15.07.2019 73 36
27.09.2019 37
2018 3 12.04.2018 57 9
23.08.2018 14
06.12.2018 34
2017 4 11.04.2017 134 38
15.07.2017 23
06.10.2017 19
05.12.2017 54

Minutes and Recommendations made in the last IEC meeting

  1. The IEC made the following recommendation
    1. Prior to sending the research proposals to IEC, they should be approved by institutional research board.
    2. Faculty / Students should present the proposal to IEC, along with the respective guide.
    3. The Principal Investigator showed presents the proposals.
    4. The progress of the research should be regularly reviewed and monitored once IEC issues a certificate to proceed with the research.
    5. In case of delay in completion extension of time should be sought and obtained from IEC.

Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC)

The Institutional Animal Ethics committee (IEAC) is formed as per the guidelines of Committee for the purpose of control and supervision of experiments on animals (CPCSEA)

The department of Pharmacology maintains the records related to IEAC.

Designation Name and Affiliation
Chairperson & Biological Scientist Dr. A. Jesudoss, Dean, Trichy SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Tiruchirapalli
Member Secretary and Scientist Incharge for Animal House facility Dr. S.K Vasanthira, Professor and Head of Pharmacology, TSRMMCH&RC, Tiruchirapalli
Scientist from different Biological Discipline Dr. G. Vazhavandal, Associate  Professor and Microbiology,  TSRMMCH&RC, Tiruchirapalli
Scientist from different Biological Discipline Dr. Nachal Annamalai,  Professor and Head of Physiology,  TSRMMCH&RC, Tiruchirapalli
Veterinarian Dr. A. Jothiraj, Veterinary Medical Officer, TSRMMCH&RC, Tiruchirapalli
Main nominee of CPCSEA Dr. D. Kannan, Associate Professor of Laboratory Animal Medcine, veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal – 637 002

9443275492; [email protected]

Link Nominee of CPCSEA Dr. TR. Jayakrishnan, 41, C.S. Nagar IV street, Krishnapuram Colony, Madurai

9488586215; [email protected]

Scientist from outside the Institute,  Nominee  by CPCSEA Dr. P. Thirupathy Kumaresan,  39/2, Ashok Nagar, Thirumangalam, Madurai

9894291871; [email protected]

Socially Aware Nominee by CPCSEA Dr. V. Valliappan, President and Chief Veterinary Surgeon, Prani Mithran (Trust of AW & protection) 28, Vasantha Nagar, 2nd Street, Madurai

9842166533; [email protected]

Details of IAEC meeting done and number of project proposals approved (2017 – 2018)

Year No. of meetings conducted Date Total No. of research proposals presented No. of IAEC certificates issued
2017 1 09.06.2017
2018 2 12.05.2018 3

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

The Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) cell is autonomy body under the administrative control of Institutional Research Board (IRB)

The Committee

1ChairpersonDr. A. Jesudoss, Dean
2Vice Chairperson and Member SecretaryDr. P. Thirumalaikolundusubramanian, Head of IRB and Professor of Medicine
3CoordinatorDr. G. Vazhavandal, Associate Professor of Microbiology
5MembersDr. K. Hemalatha, Asso. Professor of Community Medicine
6Dr. S. Priya Banthavi, Associate Professor of Pathology
7Dr. S. Vijayarangan, Associate Professor of Pharmacology
9Mr. N. Senthilkumar, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, TRP Engineering College
10Dr. T. Sankar, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, TRP Engineering College
12Consultant/Legal AdvisorMr. L. Krishnasamy, Advocate, No. 22, Ramalinga Nagar, Triuchirapalli
13Biomedical EngineerMr. Dilipan, CMCH&RC
14Layman/ Community RepresentativeMr. Ramamoorthy, No. 1 Tolgate, Trichy

Functional modalities of IPR cell

  1. The cell functions autonomously from the premises of IRB.
  2. Monthly meetings are held on the fourth working day of every month for IPR related issues.
  3. The IPR cell acts as the interface between the Principal investigator (PI) and the Patent/ copyright attorney.
  4. Procedure for processing the proposed patent is clearly in place.
  5. IPR awareness Workshops/ Conferences/ Short term Courses are organized annually.
  6. External research scholars should get no objection from IPR cell for processing their patents.