Multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral in composition, and functions as per ICMR National Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical
and Health Research Involving Human Participants, 2017.
Appointed by Director General, ICMR to work at the national level for development and updating of National Ethical
Guidelines, to address emerging ethical aspects of Biomedical and Health Research, to guide ICMR Ethics Policy, review
research of national importance with complex ethical issues being led by ICMR or referred to it by the government ministries and departments.
ICMR Bioethics Unit, NCDIR, Bengaluru serves as the Secretariat for the CECHR.