Overview and Role of PUIEC

The Institutional Ethics Committee of Panjab University (PUIEC), Chandigarh will review and approve all types of research proposals involving human participants with a view to safeguard the dignity, right, safety and well-being of all actual and potential research participants. The goals of research, however important, would never be permitted to override the health and well-being of the research subjects.

The PUIEC will take care that all the cardinal principles of research viz. Autonomy, Beneficence, Non-malafide and justice are taken care of in planning, conduct and reporting of the proposed research. For this purpose, the PUIEC will consider the aspects of informed consent process, risk benefit ratio and other applicable details in Protocol and study procedures. The PUIEC will review the proposals before start of the study as well as monitor the research throughout the study until and after completion of the study.

The PUIEC will also examine compliance with applicable regulatory requirements, guidelines, and laws.