The major responsibilities of Institutional Review Board (IRB) / Independent Ethics Committee (IEC) include:

  • Safeguarding the rights, safety and welfare of all clinical trial subjects
  • Obtaining proposed research documentation
  • Reviewing the proposed clinical trial plans within a stipulated time frame
  • Considering Investigator qualification
  • Providing review points in written form
  • Obtaining consent of the trial subjects
  • Conducting the continuous review of each ongoing trial at least once per year
  • Ensuring that all the information about payment methods, payment amounts, payment schedule to subjects etc. are written in informed consent form and are provided to the clinical trial subjects