Institutional Animal Ethical Committee

Ratnam Institute of Pharmacy, a teaching and research institution with many postgraduate students performing research on animals. As per the CPCSEA(Committee for the Purpose of Control And Supervision of Experiments on Animals) norms, Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC) has been constituted to supervise and evaluate all aspects of the animal care and use program in the institution under Rule 5(a) of the breeding and Experiment on Animals (Control and Supervision) rules 1998.

CPCSEA Registration No.: 1558/PO/Re/S/11/CPCSEA

Objectives

The objective of this committee is to contribute to the effective functioning of the IAEC so that a quality and consistent ethical review mechanism for pharmaceutical research in animal is put in place for all proposals dealt by the Committee. IAEC is also responsible for reviewing Form-B, Form-C and Form-D, inspecting animal facilities and uphold 3R’s principles of (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement) ensuring adherance to CPCSEA guidelines. The project will have to be reviewed and approved by the IAEC if the research has involvement of animals.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Review proposed use of animals in research and require any modifications necessary for approval, or withhold approval prior to use of animals
  • Approve research involving animals which conform to the various guidelines for use of animals in research
  • Review periodically the Institute’s animal facility
  • Review and investigate legitimate concerns involving the care and use of animals during research
  • Ensure that all personnel involved in animal care and use are appropriately qualified to perform their duties and conduct proposed activities
Designation:
Chairperson
Name:
Dr. M. Gobinath
Address:
Professor & Principal, Ratnam Institute of Pharmacy, Nellore
Designation:
Member Secretary
Name:
Dr. Y. Prapurnachandra
Address:
Professor, Dept of Pharmacology, Ratnam Institute of Pharmacy, Nellore
Designation:
Scientist from different Biological Discipline
Name:
Dr. S. Nivedhitha
Address:
Professor, Dept of Pharmacoognosy, Ratnam Institute of Pharmacy, Nellore
Designation:
Veterinarian
Name:
Dr. M. Praveen Kumar
Address:
Veterinarian, Ratnam Institute of Pharmacy, Nellore
Designation:
Scientist I/c, Animal house facility
Name:
Mr. P. Naresh Babu
Address:
Asso.Professor, Dept of Pharmacology, Ratnam Institute of Pharmacy, Nellore
Designation:
CPCSEA Main Nominee
Name:
Dr. B. Madhavalu
Address:
Associate Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology, Narayana Medical College & Hospital, Chintareddypalem, Nellore – 524 003, Andhra Pradesh
Designation:
CPCSEA Link Nominee
Name:
Dr. K. Umamaheswara Rao
Address:
Professor & Head, Dept of Pharmacology, SVIMS, Sri Padmavathi Medical College for Women, Alipiri Road, Tirupati – 517502, Andhra Pradesh
Designation:
Scientist from outside of the institute
Name:
Dr. Balagani Pavan Kumar
Address:
Professor & Principal, Gokula Krishna College of Pharmacy, Behind RTC Depo, Sullurpet, Nellore 524121, A.P.
Designation:
Socially aware Nominee
Name:
Prof. Y.V. Rami Reddy
Address:
Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati - 517502, Andhra Pradesh