As stated in the Final Draft National Ethical Guidelines for Health Research in Nepal, 2019 of Nepal Health Research Council (NHRC) clause 8.2 –
“All IRCs should forward the following research proposals to the ERB for approval:
- Research proposal 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.
The IRC is not authorized to provide ethical clearance to any research proposals submitted from outside of the institution.”
The researchers seeking for approval for conducting their above mentioned researches in Shahid Gangalal National Heart Center (SGNHC) are requested to receive the approval from NHRC and SGNHC Administration and subsequently notify SGNHC Research Unit and SGNHC IRB before commencing the research.