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Institutional Review Board

About our research ethics approach:

At Sangath, we place great emphasis on ensuring the highest standards of ethics in research. Our Institutional Review Board (IRB) follows the National Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical and Health Research Involving Human Participants (2017). Independent Trial Steering Committees, Data Monitoring and Ethics Committees oversee our trials, and we seek Health Ministry Screening Committee’s (HMSC) approval for all our international collaborative research projects.

Sangath IRB’s registration details:

The Sangath Institutional Review Board is provisionally registered with the Department of Health Research, Govt. of India since Dec 2022, EC/NEW/INST/2022/3063. The details of the members constituting the Sangath IRB are as below.

Members of the IRB : 
Qualification with Specialization
Designation/ role of member in Ethics Committee
Affiliated with Sangath
Dr. Supriya Bhavnani
PhD in Genetics
Scientific Member
Salik Ansari
BSc and MSc (Research Ethics)
Member and Alt-Member Secretary
Larissa Rodrigues
M.Sc (Home Science) Human Development
Community Representative and Lay Person
Prashant Agrawal
Master of Laws (LL.M.)
Legal Expert
Arjun Kapoor
B.A. LLB (Hons.) and M.A. Psychology (Psychosocial Clinical Studies)
Legal Expert
Dr. Anant Bhan
MHSc in Bioethics
Social Scientist and Bioethicist
Dr. Abhijit Nadkarni
Diploma in Psychological Medicine (DPM) and PhD in Epidemiology
Dr. Amit Dias
(MD in Preventive and Social Medicine
Basic Medical Scientist
Urvita Bhatia
Master of Science in Global Mental Health
Member Secretary
Raj Vaidya
Master of Pharmacy
Important IRB documents:
  1. Standard Operating Procedures 

The Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) aim to define the procedures that the IRB will follow to ensure quality, consistency, and transparency in the ethics review and approval of research proposals, and the monitoring of ongoing research at Sangath. These SOPs are based on ICMR’s ethical guidelines for biomedical research.​ 

Click here to view the SOP 

  2. Provisional Registration Certificate

Click here to download Department of Health Research

3. Templates of IRB form 

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