Institutional Review Board

Institutional Review Committee (IRC) was established at Scheer Memorial Adventist Hospital (SMAH) in 2018. It is recognized by National Health Research Council. It serves as the regulatory entity for research at the SMAH. It is an independent and competent body to review, evaluate and decide on the scientific and ethical merits of research proposals. It is committed to ensuring and guaranteeing the rights, dignity, safety and protection of actual or potential individuals and communities who participate in research. This respect for human participants extends to non-human subjects, plants and the environment. IRC not only deals about health related research ethics but cultivates health research culture and promote for publication among hospital employees and professionals.

IRC Members

S.N Name Position in IRC Email Contact No.
1  Tara Jung Gurung, PhD Chairman VPACADEMICS@scheermemorial.org 9808478880 / 9840426435
2  Ms. Pratima Manandhar Member Secretary (Female) manandhar.p@hotmail.com 9841495254
3  Dr. Shree Krishna Member shree.shrestha@gmail.com 9841785232
4  Dr. Jonathon Thorp Member coo@scheermemorial.org 9813593628
5 Dr. Arun Gupta Member ar_gupta123@yahoo.com 9851181393
6  Ms. Nirmala Manandhar Member  (Female) manandhar61589@hotmail,com 9841605115
7 Ms. Rupa Laxmi Shresth Member  (Female) rbyanju@yahoo.com 9841486369
8 Mr. Padam Bahadur Giri Member padamgiri@wlink.com.np 9851061835
9 Mr. Kumar Adhikari Community Representative pastorkumar1844@gmail.com 9851246062

How to apply for IRC Approval?

The principal investigator should download IRC format here, fill the application format and submit to IRC along with:
  1. References
  2. Data Collection Instruments including data collection forms, self-reports outcome measures, questionnaires etc
  3. Information Sheet and Informed Consent Form (Should be in English and also in the language of participants)
  4. List of abbreviations
  5. Recently updated Curriculum Vitae of Principal investigator and Co-investigators.
  6. For Students, approval letter from the Academic Supervisor.
  7. A commitment letter stating PI will submit a soft and hard copy of research upon the completion of the study.
IRC Application Fee
  1. Students of SMAH-CON: Free
  2. SMAH staff: Rs. 200
  3. Nepali students outside the SMAH: Rs. 2,000
  4. Nepali citizen outside the SMAH: Rs. 2,500
  5. Researchers from foreign countries: US $100
Please note that an application fee will be collected at the time the application is submitted. Contact Scheer Memorial Adventist Hospital, Institutional Review Committee, Banepa, Nepal Email: irc.smah@gmail.com Phone: 011-661111/2