Institutional Review Board

At Sangath, we place great emphasis on ensuring the highest standards of ethics in research. The IRB fullfils the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) guidelines and is approved by the US Office of Human Research Participants Protection.

As far as possible, research participants are offered free health care relevant to the research: for example, participants who have symptoms of mental disorder are referred to a Sangath professional. Independent Trial Steering Committees, Data Monitoring and Ethics Committees oversee our trials, and we seek ICMR approval for all our international collaborative research projects.