In keeping with international procedures and requirements, Samarth constituted an Institutional Ethics Committee in September 2014. Comprised of a chair and nine independent members, the committee is responsible for reviewing, approving, and monitoring the ethical aspects of projects Samarth proposes to participate in. The primary goal of the committee is to safeguard the dignity, rights, and well being of potential research participants.
The multidisciplinary committee consists of clinicians, social scientists, a legal professional, and a lay community member, ensuring a competent, well rounded review of proposals free from bias.
|Dr. B.W.C. Sathiyasekaran||Chairperson||MBBS, BSSc, MD (Comm.Med), MS (Clin.Epi)||Prof. of Community Medicine SRMC&RI, Chennai|
|Dr. R. Padmavati||Member||MBBS, DPM, MD (Psyc.Med)||Director- SCARF Schizophrenia Research Foundation) Psychiatrist, Chennai|
|Dr. T.P. Jayanthi||Member||MBBS, MD (Comm.Med), MIH, PhD (Comm.Med)||Community Medicine – Kilpauk Medical College, (KMC) Chennai|
|Dr. G. Srinivas||Member||MBBS, MD (Comm.Med), MIPH||Professor & HoD, The TN Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai|
|Dr. S.Y. Jagannathan||Member||MBBS, PGDip (Pub.Health), MD (Path)||Sr. Asst. Prof. of Pathology- KMC|
|Dr. Visali Jeyaseelan||Member||MSc, MPH, PhD (Biostatistics)||Biostatistician, Christian Medical college (CMC) - Vellore|
|Ms. Ranjini Murthy||Member||BSc, PGDip (Rural Mgmt), MPhil (Devpt. Studies)||Social Scientist|
|Ms. Savitha Sriram||Member||Higher Secondary||Community Representative|
|Mr.Karthik Ram Mohan||Member||BL||Advocate Ramasubramaniam and Associates,Chennai|
|Ms.Sumitra Gomadam||Member||ML||Lawyer BC & Associates,Chennai|
|Ms.Sylvia Jayakumar||Member Secretary||M.Sc Biostatistics||Member – Samarth|