Institutional Ethics Committee KAHER

About Ethics Committee

The Institutional Ethics Committee is constituted by The Honb’le Vice-Chancellor / Registrar of KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research, Belagavi.


The Ethics Committee of KAHER was established in 2009 in order to  formalize and specify the Institution’s commitment to promotion of high ethical standards in patient care, professional education, clinical research and community interests.

Applicable to all clinical trials and academic research, including Bioavailability/ Bioequivalence (BA/BE) studies, Phase I, II, III, IV studies, Non Therapeutic and Non-interventional studies and   research projects conducted at KLES Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital and MRC.

All research involving human subjects should be conducted in accordance with three basic ethical principles, which include,

  • Respect for persons
  • Beneficence
  • Justice

IEC  members will be appointed by the Hon. Vice Chancellor of KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research in accordance with New Drugs and Clinical Trial Rules, 2019

K.L.E. Academy of Higher Education and Research, Belagavi

Standard Operating Procedures of Ethics Committee

DCGI Registration No.: ECR/211/Inst/KA/201 3/RR-2019



Sl.No SOPs SOP code Page No.
I. Preparation of SOPs for Ethics committee for clinical studies


Writing, Reviewing, Distributing and Amending Standard Operating Procedures for institutional Ethics Committees SOP/01/V-8.2 1-13
II. Constituting the Ethics Committee for Research on Human Subjects
02 Constitution of an IEC SOP/02/ V-8.2 14-28
03 Confidentiality/Conflict of  Interest Agreement SOP/03/ V-8.2 29-40
04 Training Personnel and Ethics Committee Members SOP/04/ V-8.2 41-44
05 Selection and Responsibilities of Independent consultants SOP/05/ V-8.2 45-50
III. Initial  Review Procedures
06 Management of protocol submissions SOP/06/ V-8.2 51-69
07 Expedited Review SOP/07/ V-8.2 70-77
08 Initial Review of submitted protocol SOP/08/ V-8.2 78-95
09 Vulnerable populations SOP/09/ V-8.2 96-105
10 Audio Visual (AV) recording of informed consent process SOP/10/ V-8.2 106-110
IV. Protocol Amendments, Continuing Review and End of  Study
11 Review of  Resubmitted protocols SOP/11/ V-8.2 111-115
12 Review of  Protocol Amendments SOP/12/ V-8.2 116-121
13 Continuing Review of Study Protocol SOP/13/ V-8.2 122-127
14 Review of Final report SOP/14/ V-8.2 128-130
V. Monitoring and Evaluation of Adverse Events
15 Review of Serious Adverse Events (SAE) Reports SOP/15/ V-8.2 131-140
VI. Monitoring Protocol Implementation
16 Intervention in Protocol Deviation/Non-Compliance/ Violation SOP/16/ V-8.2 141-146
17 Policy Procedure for Different Stakeholders SOP/17/ V-8.2 147-154
18 Management of Study Termination SOP/18/ V-8.2 155-157
VII. Site Monitoring
19 Site Monitoring visit SOP/19/ V-8.2 158-163
VIII. Preparation of Review Meeting Agenda and Communication Records
20 Agenda Preparation, Meeting Procedures and Minutes SOP/20/ V-8.2 164-173
IX. Managing Study Files
21 Maintenance of active study files SOP/21/ V-8.2 174-176
22 Archival and retrieval of documents SOP/22/ V-8.2 177-183
23 Maintaining Confidentiality of IEC Documents SOP/23/ V-8.2 184-189
X. Evaluating an IEC
24 Audit and Inspection SOP/24/ V-8.2 190-195
XI. Subjects/Patients recruitment strategies
25 Subjects/Patients recruitment strategies SOP/25/ V-8.2 196-201
26 Continuous improvement: a corrective and preventive action (CAPA SOP/26/ V-8.2 202-209
XII. SOP for Review of Biomedical and Health Research and CDSCO-Clinical trials During COVID-19 Pandemic

Clinical Trial status- 2016-2021

Clinical trial approved by the IEC of KAHER, Belagavi in Years No of clinical trials
2021 75
2020 41
2019 57
2018 67
2017 27
2016 24

IEC of KLE University Meeting Schedules-2022
Venue: KLE Site Management Office, KLES Dr.Prabhakar Kore Hospital and MRC, Belagavi

IEC of KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research, Belagav-590010

Tentative Meeting Details-2022


Day and Date Timings
1           Monday, 13-January 03:30 PM
2           Tuesday-08-February 03:30 PM
3           Saturday-12-March 03:30 PM
4           Saturday-09-April 03:30 PM
5           Saturday-14-May 03:30 PM
6           Saturday 11-June 03:30 PM
7           Saturday 09-July 03:30 PM
8           Saturday -13-August 03:30 PM
9           Saturday -10-September 03:30 PM
10       Saturday -15- October 03:30 PM
11       Saturday -12-November 03:30 PM
12       Saturday 17-December

03:30 PM


  • Above mentioned date and time are tentative
  • If the proposed dates are changed due to technical reasons, the fresh dates will be communicated.
  • For details of the schedule of meeting you can contact the secretariat
  • In some cases, IEC will schedule the Two meetings in a month*




Member-Secretary of IEC,

K.L.E. Academy of Higher Education & Research, Belagavi

Therapeutic Area

  • Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
  • Vaccines
  • Pulmonary / Respiratory Diseases
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Family Medicine
  • Obstetrics / Gynecology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Pediatrics / Neonatology
  • Genetic Disease
  • Hematology
  • Hepatology (Liver, Pancreatic, Gall Bladder)
  • Immunology
  • Infections and Infectious Diseases
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Nutrition and Weight Loss
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat)
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Pharmacology / Toxicology
  • Podiatry
  • Psychiatry / Psychology
  • Sleep
  • Trauma (Emergency, Injury, Surgery)
  • Urology

Patient Rights and Responsibilities


  • To be treated with RESPECT and DIGNITY.
  • To every consideration of PRIVACY concerning their medical care.
  • To expect that all records pertaining to their care are CONFIDENTIAL. Expect when required by law, patients are given the opportunity to approve or refuse their release.
  • To access to INFORMATION concerning their care, including their medical records, as provided by the state and federal laws.
  • To PARTICIPATE in decision involving their health care, except when such participation is not indicated for medical releases.
  • To REFUSE treatment to the extent permitted by law and to be informed of the medical consequences of their actions.
  • To receive all information necessary to sign an INFORMED CONSENT prior to the start of any procedure and/or treatment, except in emergencies where their lives or health may be in serious danger.
  • To voice GRIEVANCES about their managed care organization or the medical care provided.
  • To offer SUGGESTIONS/FEEDBACK for changes in policies and procedures.


  • Adhere to the treatment plan recommended.
  • To be on time for appointments.
  • To inform about your medical history and symptoms.
  • Notify if there are any changes in your address and phone number.

Training and Education


Name of the training Date


1. ICH-GCP 08-Dec-2018

Dr.Abhidnya.V.Desai- IRB Administrator-TATA memorial Cancer Hospital, Mumbai

Dr.Subarna Roy- Chairman

Dr.M.S.Ganachari- Member Secretary

2.  IEC SOP Version 7.3/2019 02-Jan-2019

Dr.Subarna Roy- Chairman

Dr.M.S.Ganachari- Member Secretary

3. CITI 2017 Few IEC members
4. New CT regulations (New Delhi, the 19th March, 2019) 01-Apr-2019 Dr.M.S.Ganachari- Member Secretary