Welcome to the official website of the Ethics Review Committee (ERC) of the Faculty of Medicine (FOM), General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU).


About ERC

The Ethics Review Committee of the Faculty of Medicine, KDU was established in 2012 with the aim of facilitating research involving human subjects and to ensure the rights and welfare of human subjects are protected during their participation. General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University upholds the highest standards in the ethical conduct of research, including the protection of human participants, while enabling its faculty, staff and students to conduct research in a timely and efficient manner. The primary task of KDUFOM-ERC is to facilitate those objectives by reviewing, approving, modifying or disapproving research protocols submitted by researchers. KDUFOM-ERC strives to create a culture of respect for, and awareness of the rights and welfare of human research participants, while advancing knowledge and facilitating the highest quality research. KDUFOM-ERC is a member of the Forum of Ethics Review Committees of Sri Lanka (FERCSL).