Ethical committee for a university is a vital step in ensuring ethical practices, compliance, and the welfare of participants involved in research, teaching, and other university activities. The primary responsibility of this committee is to review and oversee research projects involving human subjects or animals to ensure that they are conducted ethically and in compliance with relevant regulations and guidelines. The Ethical committee plays a crucial role in safeguarding the rights, safety, and well-being of research participants, and it aims to ensure that researchers adhere to ethical principles, such as respect for autonomy, beneficence, and justice.
Key functions and responsibilities of Ethical committee include:
- Protocol Review: Reviewing research protocols to assess their ethical aspects, Scientific validity, and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
- Informed Consent: Ensuring that informed consent is obtained from all research participants and that the consent process is clear, voluntary, and properly documented.
- Participant Protections : Evaluating the potential risks and benefits associated with the research and ensuring that risks are minimized and reasonable in relation to the anticipated benefits.
- Confidentiality and Privacy : Ensuring that the confidentiality and privacy of research participants are protected throughout the study.
- Conflict of Interest: Addressing and managing any potential conflicts of interest that may arise during the research process.
- Continuing Review: Conducting ongoing assessments of long-term or complex research projects to ensure continued compliance with ethical standards.
- Education and Training: Providing guidance and education to researchers, students, and faculty members about ethical considerations in research.
- Reporting and Monitoring: Monitoring ongoing research activities and promptly addressing any concerns or potential violations of ethical principles.
- Compliance with Regulations: Ensuring that the university and its researchers comply with local, national, and international regulations and guidelines governing research with human subjects or animals.
- Record-Keeping: Maintaining comprehensive records of all research projects reviewed and approved by the committee.
1. Holistic development of the indigenous children
The University works with its sister organization Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), Bhubaneswar, India, to examine the holistic development of indigenous and tribal students.
2. University’s commitment for crime free society
The University Working Guidelines include a section that publishes the University” guiding principles and commitments on organized crime, corruption, and bribery. The Human Resource Manual” Clause 3.1 stipulates that “no employee shall take or authorize his wife or any other member of his/ her family to accept any present of more than trifling worth in the performance of his/ her duties, unless with the prior authorization of the responsible authorities.”t;
3. Legal Aid and Assistance Clinic
Legal Aid Student Society of the University is set up in pursuance to Part IV Entry II of the Bar Council of India Rules on Legal Education that makes it mandatory for all 5 year law programmes to have a functional Legal Aid initiative. The Society is one of its own kind whose primary focus is to rendering free legal aid services to those who find themselves unable to ensure the same. Its role, however, will be restricted only to counselling and assisting the seeker to find a suitable lawyer and there is no scope for the Society to appear before any court or tribunal whatsoever.
4. Wellness clinic
The University, with the assistance of its medical division, has developed wellness clinics in the state’s capital city of Bhubaneswar and numerous other areas. These clinics offer naturopathic treatment, counselling, rehabilitation, and de-addiction therapy services. More than 2500 people have already been healed of serious addiction and mental stress.
5. International Webinar on ‘Global Trends in Crime and Countermeasures’ by KIIT School of Law
The Centre for Criminology, Victimology and Police Science (CCVPS), KIIT School of Law (KSOL) in collaboration with Association for Study and Research in Criminology (ASRC) organized its 1st International Webinar on “Global Trends in Crime and Countermeasures” recently.
6. Awareness Programme on Violence Against Women
7. National Webinar on “Law, Ethics and Public Policy in a Globalizing World”
8. International Webinar on ‘Contemporary Challenges to Criminal Justice
Administration and Resource Opportunities’
9. 2nd International Webinar on “Law, Brain and Mind Sciences”
10. International Webinar on “Rethinking and Transforming Public Policy:
The Challenges of Ethics, Aesthetics & Responsibility
11. Special Lecture on ‘Corporate Insolvency Law
12. Painting Competition on “Peaceful Coexistence”
13. School of Spiritualism and Yogic Sciences
School of Yoga was established by KIIT to foster yogic culture throughout the world. It imparts courses for the beginners as well as specialized courses for the practitioners. Beyond academics, the School seeks to create a yoga community where one can share daily matters, stress at work or problems in life and to inspire the community to live empowered, creative, vibrant lives through the practices of yoga and meditation.
The University Level Ethical Committee has been constituted comprising of following
- Prof. Sasmita Samanta, Vice Chancellor, Chairperson
- Prof. S.Nanda, Prof. Emeritus & Research Chair, Member
- Prof. Mrutyunjay Suar, Director General, R & D, Member
- Prof. P.K. Pattnaik, Director General, KIMS, Member
- Prof. Gopal Chandra Kundu, Director R & D, Member
- Prof. Ashok Kumar Sahoo, Director, R & D (SoT), Member
- Prof. R.C.Das, Vice Principal, KIMS, Member
- Prof. P. K. Sarkar, Professor, School of Law, Member
- Prof. Jnyana Ranjan Mohanty, Registrar, Convenor
Ethical Compliance’s office Address :
2ND floor , Chintan Building
campus 4, KIIT deemed to be university
Phone : 0674 2725113