The Institutional Review Committee (IRC) was established in January 2011 by the phect-NEPAL Executive Board to oversee all research activities involving human participants conducted within the organization. The committee follows guidelines set by the National Health Research Council (NHRC) of Nepal, with the goal of ‘promoting scientific study and quality of research in health in Nepal’. The policies and guidelines of the IRC have been designed to promote the use of a standard protocol when reviewing research proposals and to safeguard the dignity, rights, safety and wellbeing of research participants.

GOAL OF THE IRC: The IRC strives for the promotion of quality human health research activities within phect-NEPAL, in order to reach the standards set by the NHRC as well as to comply with international standards, and is committed to the education of the phect-NEPAL research community. These goals aim to advance the field of medical research in Nepal.