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Research Committee of SIBAR Institute of Dental Sciences

The Research Committee of SIBAR Institute of Dental Sciences consists of faculty members associated with pre-clinical, clinical, and public health related activities. The Research Committee aims to offer timely and complete critical appraisal to the submitted research proposals and offer technical guidance to those who submit their proposals for its review. The review of the submitted research proposals is an in-house exercise, where an attempt is made to assess its feasibility, to improve relevance to the local context, technical quality and ethical aspects of the proposed research. We encourage good clinical practice and good authorship practices at SIBAR Institute of Dental Sciences. In order to observe the aforementioned objectives, the research committee involves in the following activities.

Functions of the Institutional Research Committee:

  • Offering guidance to the committee members and investigators as how to review and receive comments respectively
  • Conducting periodic research methodology trainings to empower students and faculty on relevance, technical quality and ethical aspects of the research
  • Conducting scientific deliberations for undergraduate students under the title ‘Medhomadhan’ twice a year (separately for students from preclinical years – I, II BDS, and clinical years – III, IV BDS, Interns).
  • Encouraging and supporting undergraduate students to publish the research activities carried out for presentation in Medhomadhan.
  • Offering guidance to the committee members and investigators as how to review and receive comments respectively
  • Conducting periodic research methodology trainings to empower students and faculty on relevance, technical quality and ethical aspects of the research
  • Conducting scientific deliberations for undergraduate students under the title ‘Medhomadhan’ twice a year (separately for students from preclinical years – I, II BDS, and clinical years – III, IV BDS, Interns).
  • Encouraging and supporting undergraduate students to publish the research activities carried out for presentation in Medhomadhan.

Frequency of the Institutional Research Committee meetings:

  • The committee meetings are held bimonthly, where the submitted proposals reviewed by the committee members are discussed and decisions are made. The opinions of and suggestions by all the committee members are discussed before making a decision about either approval or re-submission or rejection of a proposal.  All these meetings are presided by the Convener of the committee and attended by all its members. The minutes of these meetings are duly entered in the log book and signed by all the attended members.

Funding for research in the institution:

  • Institutional Research Committee reviews the submissions for scholarships by the SIBAR Health and Research Foundation, a non-profit, non-governmental organization established in 2012 by the institution to encourage innovation for the public good. Proposals being submitted for scholarships must not have any other sources of funding.
  • The funding for the selected proposals will be given in a phased manner, and the final 25% of the funding would be given only after publication of the research project in peer-reviewed, indexed journals.