The Ethical Review Board (ERB) cannot possibly review and monitor all research being conducted in the country. Thus, the ERB has delegated its power to Institutional Review Committees (IRCs) established at health care facilities, academic institutions and research institutions throughout Nepal.

Every IRC team is multidisciplinary, having at least one female member and one external member not affiliated with the institution. IRCs hold regular meetings and submit semiannual progress reports to the NHRC. The NHRC has developed guidelines for the Institutional Review Committees for health research in Nepal. The guidelines regulate the conduct and define the operating procedures of the IRCs. An IRC is authorized to provide ethics clearance to research proposals from researchers from within the institution associated with a specific IRC, but are not authorized to provide approval to the following research proposals:

  • Research proposed intended for studies at the national or international level
  • Externally sponsored/funded research (the term “externally” indicates not only outside of the country but also outside of the particular health care facility or institution)
  • Clinical trials involving human and/or animal participants

 

 

These IRCs are to be approved by national ERB of NHRC.

SNOrgnizationAddressContact PersonPhoneEmail AddressWeb Address
1Tilganga institute of opthalmolohy (TIO)Gaushala , KathmanduDr.Mohan Shrestha9851152446tec@tilganga.com.np/ mohan.shrestha@tilganga.orghttp://tilganga.org/
2Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences ( MMIHS)Nakhkhu, Lalitpur Dr. Sujan Babu Marahatta9851126707info@mmihs.edu.np/ sujanmarahatta@gmail.comhttp://www.mmihs.edu.np/
3Kathmandu Medical College and Teaching Hospital(KMCTH)Sinamangal KathmanduDr. Sunil Kumar Joshi9851056859research@kmc.edu.nphttp://www.kmc.edu.np/
4National Academy of Medical Sciences(NAMS)Bir Hospital , KathmanduDr. Aarati Shah9851043242nams@healthnet.org.np/aaratishah http://nams.org.np/
5Shi-Gan Health foundationNarayangopal ChowkProf.Dr. Shiba Kumar Rai9851040480Not Available
6Institute of Medicine (IOM)Maharajgunj kathmanduProf. Y P Singh 01-4403642iomdean@iom.edu.np/ dr http://www.iom.edu.np/
7Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences(KUMS)Dhulikhel, Kavre Dr. Rajeev Shrestha9851074417rmaleku@hotmail.com / kusmsirc@dhulikhelhospital.orghttp://www.kusms.edu.np/
8BP Koirala Institute of Health SciencesDharan SunsariDr. Murari Lal Das9842052757mldas29@gmail.comhttp://www.bpkihs.edu/
9National Medical Sciences - Nepal(NMCTH)Birgunj ,Parsa Dr. Pashupati Bhatta9841281810pashupati_bhatt@yahoo.comNot Available
10Nepalgunj Medical College and Teaching Hospital(NMTH)KohalPur,BankeProf. Dr. S.M Mishra081-540409prof_smmishra@yahoo.comhttp://www.ngmc.edu.np/
11Stupa Health Care Center Cooperation LTD (SHCC)Boudha, Tusal Prof. Gita Pandey9841070199pandeygita2014@gmail.comhttp://stupahealth.org.np/shcc/
12B & B HospitalGwarkhu, LalitpurMs. Shanti Bajracharya9851008429sbajracharya.wcet2011@gmail.comhttp://www.bbhospital.com.np/
13Universal College of Medical SciencesBhairahawaMs. Rita Khanal9841977375ritakhanal@gmail.comNot Available
14Public Health Concern Trust (phect-NEPAL)Pradarsanimarg KathmanduDr. Ganesh Dangal9851055036ganesh.dangal@gmail.comhttp://www.phectnepal.org/
15KIST Medical Collge,Gwarkhu, LalitpurDr. Suraj Bajracharya9851125777kistmc@wlink.com.np/ drsurajbajra@gmail.comhttp://www.kistmcth.edu.np/
16Chitwan School of Medical Science Pvt LTDChitwanProf. Dr. Muniraj Chhetri9851066103munichhetri@gmail.comNot Available
17Kanti Children HospitalMaharajgunj kathmanduDr. Ram Hari Chapagain9841409080kantikch@mail.com.nphttp://kantichildrenhospital.gov.np/
18Nepal Army Institute of Health Sciences, Sano Bharangang KathamanduSano Bharangang KathamanduDr. Lochana Shrestha9841281688, 9851082443info@naihs.edu.nphttp://www.naihs.edu.np/
19Manipal Medical College of Medical SciencesPokhara ,NepalDr. VM Alurkar9846053316/ 061526416mcoms@manipal.edu.nphttps://www.manipal.edu.np/mcoms.html
20Nobel Medical College Teaching Hospital ( P) LTDBiratnagarDr. Sanzida Khatoon9851141474mgmt@nobelmedicalcollege.com.nphttp://www.nobelmedicalcollege.com.np/
21Shahid Gangalal National Heart CentreBansbari, KathmanduDr Deewakar Sharma9851066033deewakarsharma71@gmail.comhttps://www.sgnhc.org.np/
22Nobel CollegeSinamangal, KathmanduAnil Khadka9843059621cool_anil19@yahoo.comNot Available
23Lumbini Medical College and Teaching Hospital(P) LTDParvas, Palpa Prof. SK Jain Chairman,Dr. Anup Acharya- Member Secretary 075-411201,411210lmcpalpa@gmail.comhttp://lmc.edu.np/
24Kantipur Dental CollegeDhapasi, Ring Road Prof. Praveen Mishra01-4385911praveen.mishra73@yahoo.comhttp://kantipurdental.edu.np/
25Pokhara University Research Center, Pokhara University Lekhanath Marg, KaskiProf. Naveen Shrestha Chairperson , 9851119101naveen.shrestha@gmail.comhttp://pu.edu.np/university/pokhara-university-research-center/
26Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS)LalitpurDr. Jay N Shah9851040139jayshah@pahs.edu.npNot Available
27Nepal Medical CollegeJorpati, KathmanduProf. Dr. Shiba Kumar Rai9851040480nmcrc@nmcth.eduNot Available
28Paropakar Maternity and Women's HospitalThapathali, KathmanduDr. Karishma Malla Vaidya9841449234rupkari@yahoo.comNot Available
29National Institute of Neurological and Allied Sciences Basbari, KathmanduDr. Dinesh Nath Gongal01 4242977vaggongol@yahoo.comNot Available