Approval of the Institute Review Board, Ethics Committee and Registering with the Clinical Trial Registry

  • Zile Singh
  • P. Stalin


  • Submission of research protocol with necessary documents to the Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC) for approval.

  • Proposals with more than minimal risk where invasive and/or non-invasive procedures are carried out should be submitted for full ethics Committee Review.

  • Patient information sheet and written informed consent forms should be submitted in both English and local language for ethics committee review.

  • Registration of clinical trials at Clinical Trial Registry of India.

  • World Health Organization has developed International Clinical Trial Registry Platform (ICTRP), which is a network of Primary Clinical Trial Registers.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zile Singh
    • 1
  • P. Stalin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Community MedicinePondicherry Institute of Medical SciencesPondicherryIndia

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