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Ethics Review Committee

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According to international guidelines, all research projects need an independent review by ethics review committees in institutions. The aim of ERC at Ziauddin University is to review research projects regularly and facilitate research.

All research projects involving human subjects, whether as individuals or communities, including the use of fetal material, embryos and tissues from the recently dead, undertaken or supported by Ziauddin University faculty, staff or students, wherever conducted, shall be reviewed by ERC. Before a study can begin ERC will consider ethical issues related to research and will also evaluate scientific content when needed through consultation with subject experts.

How does ERC ZU work?

ERC is constituted of a range of members from Ziauddin University and outside. It includes physicians and people from various other walks of life.

The secretary ERC after receiving research protocols sends these along with the filled ERC forms to all members. Two members are assigned the responsibility of formal review and recommendations.

ERC meeting conducted on every second Wednesday of the month. Reviewers present their observations and recommendations on received research protocols.

After due deliberation, the committee arrives at decisions that are conveyed through email to the investigator. If the research proposal is approved, a letter of approval is issued by ERC secretary as a hard copy to the Principal investigator.

Process of submission:


Internal Members:

Dr. Abbas Zafar

Dr. Imtiaz Khalid
Medicine-Nort Campus

Dr. Qudsia Hassan
Forensic Medicine

Dr. Habiba Sharaf Ali
Gynae-KDLB Campus

Dr. Fasiha Sohail
Medicine-KDLB Campus

Dr. Aruna Dawani
Coordinator; Surgery-Clifton Campus

External Members:

Dr. Aasim Ahmad
Kidney Centre

Dr. Jamshed Akhtar

Dr. Bushra Shirazi

Dr. Saleha Shahzad

Dr. Nazli Hossain

Ms. Anika Khan