Institutional Human Ethics Committee


Research on Human participants pertains to a broad range of scientific enquiry aimed at developing generalizable knowledge that improves health, increases understanding of disease and is ethically justified by its social value. As per ICMR Guidelines Every, research has some inherent risks and probabilities of harm or inconvenience to participants/communities. Therefore, protection of participants should be built into the design of the study.

Based on the importance of Human Ethical Committee approval requirements as per ICMR Guidelines, Karnataka State Open University has notified Institutional Human Ethics Committee 29 th December 2021. The SOPs for the same is passed in the Academic Council and Board of Management, KSOU.

The Goal of KSOU-IHEC is to conduct research efficiently on Human Subjects, which enables to give approval for all Researches of Karnataka State Open University

Member Secretary: Dr. Hemalatha M.S.


Courses of KSOU are recognised by University Grants Commision (UGC) New-Delhi vide order No: F.No 4-1/2023 (DEB-III) Dated : 16th June 2023 for the period from 2023-24 to 2027-28

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