Human and Animal Ethics

Protection of Human Research Participants

When reporting research involving human data, authors should indicate whether the procedures were in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration (Revised in 2013) and have been assessed and approved by the responsible review / ethics committee (institutional and national).

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is the national body responsible for laying human research guidelines has brought out the revised Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research on Human Participants (October 2006). The conduct of study should be accordance to these guidelines in India.

Ethics of Use of Animals in Research

The International Association of Veterinary Editors (IAVE Guidelines July 2010) has developed guidelines on animal ethics and welfare for use and adoption by journals publishing articles that involve animal studies.

The Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision on Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA) is the national body governing the animal research ethics. Guidelines by CPCSEA has been laid on the norms and practices for regulation of Animal Experimentation in India.