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Research Committees

Institutional Research Board (IRB)

 The Committee

Designation

Name and Affiliation

Chairperson Dr. P. Karthick, Dean (i/c)
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

04

27.01.2020

43

09

25.02.2020

17

28.05.2020

01

10.08.2020

16

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

Designation Name and Affiliation
Chairperson

[External]

Dr. G. Ravikumar, Professor and Head of Plastic Surgery, Thanjavur Medical College, Thanjavur
Member Secretary Dr. S.D. Nalinakumari, Professor of Anatomy, TSRMMCH&RC, Trichy
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 Adviser Lr. 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 Medicine
Dr. K. Hemalatha, Associate Professor of Community Medicine
Dr. K. Vasathira, Professor of Pharmacology
Dr. C. Gunasekaran, Professor of Pediatrics

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 4 30.01.2020 58 25
28.02.2020 17
29.05.2020 01
10.09.2020 15
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
15.12.2018

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
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.