1.To improve communication among ethics committees (ECs) reviewing health research in India
2.To assist with the adoption and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for ethical review in the region
3.To assist Ethics Committees in India to get accreditated with national/international agencies
4.To facilitate training and education opportunities for health research stakeholders.
5. To coordinate communication between ethics committees in India
6.To organize international meetings and symposia
Fostering an integrated and sustainable ethical oversight mechanisms (especially ethics committees) and towards encouraging a quality and ethical culture in health research in India.
Developing capacity for sustainable and integrated quality ethical review of health research with a focus on the functioning of ethics committees.