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Research Committees

Institutional Research Board (IRB)

 The Committee

DesignationName and Affiliation
ChairpersonDr. Sukumaran Annamalai, Dean
Vice ChairpersonDr. Gurudatta S. Pawar, Vice Principal
HeadDr. P. Thirumalaikolundusubramanian, Professor of Medicine
CoordinatorMr. M. Ismail, Research Coordinator and
Research FacultyDr. N. Prabhusaran, Research Faculty
Dr. A. Sundhararajan, Research Faculty
MembersDr. Kalavathy Ponniraivan, Professor of Biochemistry
Dr. A. Uma, Professor of Microbiology
Dr. S. Elango, Professor of Community Medicine
Dr. S.D. Nalinakumari, Professor of Anatomy
Dr. Nachal Annamalai, Professor of Physiology
Dr. R. Pramila, Professor of Pathology
Dr. K. Vasanthira, Professor of Pharmacology
Dr. P. Karthik, Professor of Surgery
Dr. S. Sivaraman, Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Dr. K. Sivakumar, Associate Professor of Medicine
Dr. S. Jenitha, Associate Professor of OBG
Dr.S.Priya Bandhavi, Associate Professor of Pathology
Dr.Rock Britto, Assistant Professor of Community Medicine

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 TMCHRC.
  8. Resolving conflicts with regards to research works and publications.

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. S. Dhanapal, Professor and Head, Government K.A.P. Viswanatham Medical College, Tiruchirapalli
Member SecretaryDr. S.D. Nalinakumari, Professor of Anatomy
CoordinatorMr. M. Ismail, Research Coordinator and Research Faculty
Basic Scientist [External]Dr. R. Senthamarai, Professor and Principal, Periyar College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tiruchirapalli
Social Scientist [External]Dr. J. Josephine Jeba, Assistant Professor of Social Work, Holy Cross College, Tiruchirapalli
Legal AdviserLr. M. Krishnawamy, Advocate, No. 22, Ramalinga Nagar, Tiruchirapalli
Lay PersonMr. G. Ramamoorthy, No. 7, Sella Tamil Nagar, Tollgate, Tiruchirapalli
MemberDr. P. Thirumalaikolundusubramanian, Professor of Medicine
MemberDr. K. Vasanthira, Professor of Pharmacology
MemberDr. S. Swaminathan, Professor of Pediatrics
MemberDr. A. Jesudoss, Professor of ENT
MemberDr. G. Vazhavandal, Associate 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)

YearNo. of meetings conductedDateYear wise totalNo. of IEC certificates issued
2011110.05.20113939
2012325.01.201256
27.03.201210511
19.06.201238
2013319.01.20138
14.06.20139035
11.12.201347
2014228.04.20149745
11.09.201452
2015303.02.201533
13.05.201516857
26.11.201578
2016315.04.201630
01.09.20166917
17.11.201622
2017411.04.201713438
15.07.201723
06.10.201719
05.12.201754
2018212.04.2018239
23.08.201814

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.

The Committee

DesignationName and Affiliation
Chairperson, Biological Scientist Dr. A. Jesudoss, Dean
Main Nominee Dr.D.Kannan, Asso. Prof. of Laboratory Animal Medicine, Veterinary College Research Institute, Namakkal - 637002.
Link NomineeDr.T.R.Jayakrishnan, 41, c.s. Nagar IV st, Krishnapuram colony, Madurai - 625014
Scientist from outside institute Dr.P.Thirupatyi Kumaresan, 39 /2 Ashok Nagar, Thirumangalam,
Madurai- 625709.
Socially aware nomineeDr.V.Vallaiappan, President & Chief Veterinary Surgeon.
Member SecretaryDr. K.Vasanthira, Scientist in charge of Animal house facility
Scientist from different disciplineDr.Nachal Annamalai, Professor and HOD of Physiology
Scientist from different disciplineDr.G.Vazhavandal, Associate Professor of Microbiology
Veterinarian Dr.R.Jothiraj, Veterinary Surgeon.

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 TMCHRC.
  8. Resolving conflicts with regards to research works and publications.

Details of meetings and project proposals

YearNo. of meetingsDateYear wise totalNo. of IEAC certificates issued
2012209.01.2012--
23.08.2012-1
2013116.08.2013-3
2014204.04.2014--
16.12.2014--
2015109.07.2015-17
2016118.02.2016--
2017411.04.201713438
15.07.201723
06.10.201719
05.12.201754
2018212.04.2018249
23.08.201815

Recommendations made in the last IAEC meeting

  1. The CPCSEA nominated new members who were invited to the meeting.
  2. No protocol was presented on 18.02.2016 for approval of IEAC.

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

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

The Committee

No.DesignationName
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
4MembersMr. M. Ismail, Research Coordinator and Research Faculty
5Dr. T.S. Gugapriya, Associate Professor of Anatomy
6Dr. K. Hemalatha, Associate Professor of Community Medicine
7Dr. S. Priya Banthavi, Associate Professor of Pathology
8Dr. V. Duraisamy, Professor of Medicine
9Dr. S. Vijayarangan, Associate Professor of Pharmacology
10Mr. N. Senthilkumar, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, TRP Engineering College
11Dr. T. Sankar, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, TRP Engineering College
12Legal 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.