At KIU while great emphasize is placed on research that will have an impact on the world, equally KIU will strictly adhere to the maintenance of the highest standards in research integrity, research ethics and good research practice. Research involving human participants, undertaken both by the staff and students, must have ethical approval from the ethics review committee prior to the commencement of the project.
In the year 2017 Ethics Review Committee of the KIU was established to help the researchers in promoting and adhering to ethical principles in research, including obtaining ethical clearance for the research projects.
Ethics Review Committee provides ethical review with accordance and adheres to the guidelines of the Forum of Ethics Review Committees in Sri Lanka (FERCSL) and other relevant national and international legislations and guidelines.
The committee has been formulated in accordance with the by –laws of KIU and functions under the supervision of the Vice Chancellor who takes decisions in accordance with the advice and recommendations of the Senate. Ethics Review Committee members are appointed by the Vice Chancellor upon recommendations of the Senate and at present the committee is consisting of an expert external and internal academic professional representing different sectors. The committee has developed standard operating procedures (SOPs) in accordance with the guidelines of FERCSL.
ERC comprises of the following;
Terms and conditions for submission of application:
Self – funded Rs 500/=
Sponsored / Funded – Rs 1000/=
Proposals submitted by KIU internal staff Free
The applicant shall pay the stipulated fee to the KIU accounts department and shall submit the application along with the payment receipt for review by the ERC.