Activities of the Association


FERCI strives to achieve its goal through the following activities:

  • Improving communication among Ethics Committees (ECs)

  • To assist Ethics Committees in India to get accredited with National / International agencies

  • Acting as national collaborating agency for ethics review committees

  • Organising meetings, workshops and symposia on ethics review process

  • Assisting with the development and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures for ethical review in the country

  • Taking into consideration the WHO Operational Guidelines for Ethics Committees Reviewing Biomedical Research.

  • Facilitating training and education opportunities for members of ECs in the country

  • Coordinating communications and responses on the subject of the ethical review of biomedical research with other global bodies like WHO, INSERM, CIOMS, UNESCO, other regional international organizations involved in ethical review such as Forum for Ethical Review Committees in the Asian and Western Pacific Region (FERCAP), FLACEIS, PABIN, FICCIS, FOCUS etc., and international funded projects

  • Editing and publishing journals, books magazines, documents and other publication for promoting ethical review of biomedical research.

The Activities of the Association

  • Collection of Document Videos for Investigators in collaboration with Pfizer

  • Publishing Books for creating awareness about clinical research procedures in collaboration with Pfizer

  • Formulating and updating Standard Operating Procedures for Ethics Committee Members

  • Conducts Training Programme for Ethics Committee Members

  • Clinical Research Advancement Towards Excellence [CReATE] software for Ethics Committee Members in collaboration with PATH now being hosted by Translational Health Science & Technology Institute, Faridabad

  • Conducts Pre-conference workshops and Conferences:

    1. 1st National Conference in 2011 at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai

    2. 2nd National Conference in 2013 at PSGIMS&R, Coimbatore

    3. 3rd National Conference in 2015 at SGPGI Lucknow

    4. 4th National Conference in 2016 at Dr. Triguna Sen Auditorium, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

    5. 17th FERCAP International & 5th National Conference in 2017 at AIIMS, New Delhi

    6. 6th National Conference in 2018 at Dr. TMA Pai International Convention Centre, Managalore

    7. 7th National Conference in 2019 (virtual) at PGIMER, Chandigarh

    8. 8th National Conference in 2020-21 (hybrid) at NEIGRIMS, Shillong

    9. 9th National Conference in 2022 (hybrid) at Baikaka University, Karamsad

    10. 10th National Conference in 2023 (hybrid) to be held at PSGIMS&R, Coimbatore

  • Conducts SIDCER/FERCAP Survey
    Year 2017

    1. YRG CARE, Chennai

    2. KLE University, Belagavi

    3. National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai

    4. National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (NIRRH), Mumbai

    5. Tata Medical Center, Kolkata

  • Year 2018

    1. Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Puducherry

    2. SGPGI, Lucknow

  • Year 2019

    1. PSG Inst MS&R, Coimbatore

    2. Yenepoya University Medical College, Mangaluru

    3. ACTREC, Navi Mumbai

    4. RGCB, Trivandrum

    5. MGMCRI, Puducherry

  • Conducting Workshops for EC Members
    Year 2018

    1. L V Prasad Eye Institute, Bhubaneswar

    2. Armed Forces Medical Services, New Delhi

    3. Ispat General Hospital, Odisha

    4. Pt. JNM Medical College, Raipur

  • Year 2019

    1. Baby Memorial Hospital, Kerala

    2. Govt. Hospital for Thoracic Medicine, Chennai

    3. Malabar Cancer Centre, Thalassery, Kerala

    4. Artemis Hospitals, Haryana

    5. IMHANS, Government Medical College Campus, Kozhicode, Kerala

    6. MGMCRI, Puducherry

  • Year 2020

    1. National Institute of Siddha, Chennai

    2. Govt. Dental College, Kerala

    3. S. Nijalingappa Medical College, Karnataka

  • Year 2021

  • Year 2022

  • Year 2023