Policies & Guidelines

June 2, 2017 Policies & Guidelines

The major role of the IMU Joint Committee on Research and Ethics (IMU-JC) is to receive and evaluate research proposals, including those for consultancy services, and make appropriate recommendations. It also evaluates ethical issues relating to human and animal experimentation. In addition, the IMU-JC serves as the Institutional Review Board, accredited by the Malaysian Pharmaceutical Bureau to evaluate clinical trials conducted not only by researchers from IMU but also external parties. In discharging its duties, the IMU-JC is guided by the codes of good practice as set in the guidelines for “Good Clinical Practice” (GCP), “Good Laboratory Practice” (GLP) and “International Guiding Principles for Animal Research”. Please refer to the SOP and other documents as well as the application forms for details on submission of proposals to IMU-JC:

Overview

The major role of the IMU Joint Committee on Research and Ethics (IMU-JC) is to receive and evaluate research proposals, including those for consultancy services, and make appropriate recommendations. It also evaluates ethical issues relating to human and animal experimentation. In addition, the IMU-JC serves as the Institutional Review Board, accredited by the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA), Ministry of Health Malaysia to evaluate clinical trials conducted not only by researchers from IMU but also external parties. In discharging its duties, the IMU-JC is guided by the codes of good practice as set in the guidelines for “Good Clinical Practice” (GCP), “Good Laboratory Practice” (GLP) and “International Guiding Principles for Animal Research”.

The IMU-JC is given the authority to

  1. evaluate proposals on all types of research, including biomedical and clinical research
  2. approve, disapprove or modify the proposed studies
  3. endorse progress reports from the investigators
  4. suspend or terminate approved studies, and
  5. place restrictions on a study

 

Composition of the IMU-JC

The IMU-JC has a total of 17 staff members from various schools, 2 non-IMU affiliated members (lay- persons) and 5 scientists/clinician who are not affiliated with IMU. Every IMU-JC review meeting shall have a quorum of 5 members, with varying backgrounds to promote complete and adequate review of the research. The current IMU-JC members are as follows:

No. Member (Title and Name) Occupation (Designation)
 1 Professor Abdul Aziz Baba  President, IMU Health; Vice Chancellor & CEO IMU Education
 2

Professor Datuk Dr Lokman Hakim Bin Sulaiman

Director, Institute for Research, Development and Innovation/Professor of Public Health, School of Medicine IMU
 3

Professor Leong Chee Onn 

Deputy Director of IRDI/ Professor, Pharmacy Dept, School of Pharmacy IMU
 4

A/Prof Dr Tan Eng Lai 

Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies, IMU / Assoc. Prof, Life Sciences Department, School of Pharmacy, IMU
 5 Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Abu Bakar Suleiman  President, IMU Health
 6 Professor Datuk Dr Maimunah A Hamid  Associate Dean, School of Medicine, IMU
 7 Professor Allan Pau Kah Heng  Dean, School of Dentistry, IMU
 8 Professor Vishna Devi Nadarajah  Vice Chancellor, Education IMU
 9 Professor Dato’ Dr Sivalingam Nalliah  Head - Division of Surgery, School of Medicine, IMU Clinical Campus, Seremban
10  Professor Dr. Taufik Teng Cheong Lieng  Head, Department of Family Medicine, IMU Clinical Campus, Seremban
11  Professor Dr. Mallikarjuna P. Rao  Assoc. Dean – Research & Consultancy, School of Pharmacy, IMU
12  Assoc. Prof Dr Chen Yu Sui  Associate Professor – Student Experience Coordinator, Med. Sciences, School of Medicine, IMU
13  Professor Dr Chin Beek Yoke  Associate Dean for Research & External Affairs, School of Health
14  Professor Dr James Koh Kwee Choy  Head of Academic, School of Medicine
15  Professor Dr Seow Liang Lin  Associate Dean, Clinical Oral Sciences
16  Associate Professor Dr Wong Shew Fung  Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, IMU
17  Professor Dr Adlina Suleiman  Department of Community of Medicine, School of Medicine, IMU
18  Emiretus Professor Mak Joon Wah  Emeritus Professor, IMU
19  Professor Dr Stephen Ambu  Professor
20  Professor Khor Geok Lin  Adjunct Professor, IMU  
21  Dr Sia Juo Yiing  Unit Head, Laboratory Animal Resources, The Medical Research Resource Centre (MRRC)
22  Dr Rozaihan Mansor  Dept. of Veterinary Medicine, UPM
23  Madam Lena Goh Lee Geok  Part-Time Lecturer, Nilai University
24  Mr Daniel Low Fock Sing  Manager of Esplanad Residents Association

 

Forms, Policies and Guidelines

Research forms and policies can change over time as regulations and requirements adjust, so it’s essential to have the most accurate information. This is the place to find the most up-to-date forms and policies.

 

IMU-JC Proposal Submission

All applications to IMU-JC must be submitted through the web-based research management system
(IMU-JC Research Proposal Submission Form).

Research that does not involve human subjects or animals

Required

Optional

Research involving recombinant DNA, infectious agents, and other potentially hazardous biologics carries inherent safety risks

Required

Optional

Research that involve human subjects (Lab-Based Research)

Required

Optional

Research that involve human subjects (Field/Survey-Based Research)

Required

Optional

Research that involve animals

Required

Optional

Clinical trials

Required

Optional

  • Appen 2(a) - Lab Space Form
  • Appen 2(b) - Protected Time Form
  • Recent Investigator’s Brochure
  • Advertisement (if any)
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Indemnity Agreement
  • Investigator’s Curriculum Vitae / Qualifications (GCP certificate accredited by NCCR)
  • Payment and Compensation
  • Recruitment Procedure
  • Appendices/Other Document