Composition of ethics committee
There should be atleast of 7 members and maximum of 15 members in the review board which includes:
MEMBERS- They may be a Basic medical scientist, legal expert, philosopher, lay person/ community representative, experts from different areas and fields, a representative from the patient.
To protect the safety and well being, rights of the participants/ subject
To assess the pros and cons of the study
To make the participants aware of the pros and cons
To prevent the research trials which has unacceptable risks or harm to the participants
To enhance the ethical laws between the health care organisations and professionals conducting clinical trials
To monitor the compliance throughout the study
To consider the community views in respect to trials
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