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The Institutional Ethics Committee(IEC) was formed in 2008.
Patron – Dr. Usha Radke, Dean, VSPM’S DCRC, Nagpur
Members of IEC (As per ICMR Guidelines):-
Sr. no Name Post Designation
1 Dr. R.M. Zade Chairperson Ex Dean, Chhattisgarh Dental College and Research Institute, Rajnandgaon
2 Dr.Suresh Chari Advisor Director, Research & MET unit, NKPSIMS, Nagpur
3  Dr. S.R. Shenoi Co-Chairperson Vice Dean and PG director, VSPM’S DCRC, Nagpur
4 Dr. Alka Dive Member Secretary Prof and HOD, Oral and maxillofacial pathology, VSPM’S DCRC, Nagpur
5 Dr. Kavita Hotwani Co-ordinator Senior lecturer, Pediatric and preventive dentistry, VSPM’S DCRC, Nagpur
6 Dr. Madhur Gupta Member (Basic medical sciences) Prof  & HOD, Dept of Biochemistry, NKPSIMS, Nagpur
7 Dr.Anil Sontakke Member (Clinician) Asso Prof, Dept of Pulmonary Medicine, NKPSIMS, Nagpur
8 Dr. Y. Pallavi Member (Clinician) Assoc. Prof, VSPM’S college of Physiotherapy,Nagpur
9 Dr.Meenal Kulkarni Member (Philosopher/Ethicist/Theologion) Asso Prof, Dept of PSM, NKPSIMS, Nagpur
10 Dr.T R Shende Member (Pharmacologist) Asso Prof, Dept of Pharmacology, NKPSIMS, Nagpur
11 Adv. Khadatkar Member (Legal Expert) Legal expert,VSPMAHE, Nagpur
12 Ms. Anjana Madavi Member (Social worker)       Social worker, VSPM’SDCRC, Nagpur
13 Mr. Sunil Chaudhary Member (Lay person)                St.Xaviers school, Nagpur
Research projects undertaken by the institution from Jan 2016- Dec 2016:
No of research projects in the institution 107
Name of the department Total no of research projects Staff PG students Interns UG students
Periodontics 16 7 6 - 3
Oral and maxillofacial pathology 10 7 1 - 2
Conservative dentistry and endodontics 13 8 5 - -
Oral medicine and radiology 13 5 7 - 1
Prosthodontics 23 12 5 - 6
Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopaedics 7 1 6 - -
Pediatric and preventive dentistry 4 1 3 - -
Public health dentistry - - - - -
Oral and maxillofacial surgery 21 5 14 1 1
IEC meetings are scheduled once monthly, including 2 meetings for approval of synopsis of final dissertation of first year PG students. According to committee decision, all research projects in the institution are undertaken only after written approval from the IEC. It is mandatory that all research projects by staff, PG, UG students and interns should be approved by the IEC. The research protocol should be submitted in the prescribed format of the IEC in triplicate along with the suggested enclosures till the 7th of every month. Synopsis presentation of final dissertation topics of 1st year MDS students is also carried out before the submission to MUHS University, Nashik. Subject experts are invited to enrich and validate the research protocol.

The principal investigator of the research project has to give brief audio-visual presentation of the research project. Certificate of the approval of the research project will be issued to the principal investigator. The ongoing research projects are reviewed at regular intervals. The principal investigator has to provide a justification if the research project is not completed in the time period mentioned in the synopsis. All research documents should be preserved for a minimum of three years after completion of the study. A completed report of the research project has to be submitted to the IEC of all completed research projects in the departments.
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