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Recognised by Dental Council of India - Department of Health and Family Welfare,Govt. of India. Affliated to The Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R Medical University

RESEARCH

 

RESEARCH

Research is given utmost importance and is part of regular curriculum.  Staff and students are encouraged to participate in research. We have a college research committee to screen the research proposals and IEC- Institutional Ethics Committee with external experts to approval the same.  Research committee meets every 3 months and IEC meet every 4 months.

All publications of staffs and students conducted at the college should mention the college name and should be passed for plagiarism check of the research committee before sending for publication.

The college has signed MOU’s with various institutes and organization for academic and research purposes. Students apply for ICMR grants for short projects and some of them have got the grants also.

The college has a tie up with the Central Research Lab of Tagore Medical College (situated in the same campus) for research activities.

Government of India intiative of NPTEL courses of 'Introduction to Research ' and 'Health Research Fundementals ' are included as part of the curriculum. Students entering second and third years are asked to enroll in these courses so as to gain knowledge before starting any research projects. So far ....students have completed the Introduction to research and ...students have completed Health Research Fundementals and our college student Ms Aswini Chandra was among the top 5 All India scorers . Our college is also a registered member of NPTEL .

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

INSTITUTIONAL ETHICS COMMITTEE 

 

The institution has 2 ethics committees since the number of proposals from postgraduate and undergraduate students are increasing. The ethics committee meet once in 3-4 months and provide guidance and suggestions for conducting research and make corrections in the proposals so as to organize research work in an ethical manner. The IEC is in the process of being registered. The IEC has external dentists, physician, microbiologist, pharmacologist, epidemiologist, statistician, lawyer, social worker, lay person and religious representative.

 

INSTITUTIONAL ETHICS COMMITTEE MEMBERS

 

S.NO

IEC MEMBERS

DESIGNATION/CONTACT DETAILS

 

1

Dr.Chitraa R.Chandran

(Secretary)

Principal, Professor & HOD

Department of Periodontics

Tagore Dental College & Hospital

Rathinamangalam, Melakottaiyur Post

Chennai – 600 127

Mobile No.:9840425789

Clinician

 

2

Dr.C.Saravanan

(Chairperson)

Professor

Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

SRM Dental College and Hospital

Kattangulathur, Chennai-603203

Moible-8056102561

Email:saravananmaxfax@gmail.com

Clinician

 

3

Dr.S.Jimson

Professor & HOD

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Tagore Dental College &Hospital

Rathinamangalam, Melakotaiyur Post

Chennai-600127

Mobile-9940309211

Email:jimsons@tagoredch.in

Clinician

 

4

Dr.M.R.Srinivasan

Professor and HOD

Department of Conservative Dentistry

Sri Venkateshwara Dental College

NO.26,kasthuri ranga road,Alwarpet,Chennai-600018

Mobile-9841049718

Clinician

 

5

Dr.P.Manickam

Scientist E

National Institute of Epidemiology, ICMR, R127, TNHB, Ayappakkam, Chennai – 600077

Mobile:9444030527

Email:manickam@nie.gov.in

Scientist / D,NIE

6

Dr.I.Kannan

Professor

Department of Microbiology

Tagore Medical College &Hospital

Rathinamangalam, Melakotaiyur Post

Chennai-600127

Mobile-9840520950

Email:kannan_iyan@hotmail.com

Microbiologist

 

7

Dr.Priestly Vivek Kumar

Professor and HOD

Department of Pharmacology

Tagore Medical College &Hospital

Rathinamangalam, Melakotaiyur Post

Chennai-600127

Mobile-9994578355

Email:precillapriestly@yahoo.com

Pharmacologist

 

8

Dr. K.B. Prasanna

Mobile:9444466934

Clinician

9

Ms. Swapna Sundar

Mobile:914426430474

Legal expert

10

Mr.J.Raja Samuel

Advocate

No:3/2,Kambar Street, Alandur,Chennai-600016

Mobile:9841047876

Id :samandamlawassociates@gmail.com

    Legal expert

11

Mrs.Miriam Samuel

Associate Professor &Head

Department of Social Work

Madras Christian College ,

Chennai-600059

Mobile :9884444172

Id :mirisam@rediffmail.com

 Social       worker

12

Prof. Sethuraman

Mobile:9444465355

     Rtd. Principal

13

Rev.D.Sagariya

No.8,Roja Thottam,

11th Cross Street,Irumbuliyur,

East Tambaram,

Chennai-600059

Mobile:9551011842

 Religious Head

 

 

   LIST OF INSTITUTE ETHICS COMMITTEE MEETINGS 

 Total no. of studies - 185 ( including 12 Expedited approvals)

  •  45  - Presented by Staff / 118 - Presented by Undergraduate Students / 10 - Presented by Postgraduate students
  •  12 - Expedited approvals (11 by Undergraduate students/1 by Staff – University of Malaya, Malaysia)
  •  172 – Approved /  13 –  Not approved

 List of Institute Ethics Committee Meetings

  1. 1st IEC (14.10.13)     -           13 studies done by staff
  2. 2nd IEC (20.1.14)      -           15 studies done by students
  3. 3rd IEC (17.7.14)       -           6 studies done by staff / 4 studies done by students
  4. 4TH IEC(6.1.15)        -           2  studies done by staff / 12 studies done by students
  5. 5th IEC(9.6.15)          -          2  studies done by staff  / 12 studies done by students                                                 
  6. 6TH IEC(15.10.15)    -           5 studies done by staff / 8 studies done by students
  7. 7TH IEC(02.3.16)      -           5 studies done by staff / 6 studies done by students
  8. 8TH IEC (21.7.16)     -           2 studies done by staff / 4 studies done by students
  9. 9TH IEC(15.11.16)    -           1 studies done by staff / 14 studies done by students                  
  10. 10TH IEC(27.4.17)    -           1 study done by staff / 11 studies done by students
  11. 11th IEC(06.9.17)      -           1 study done by staff / 9 studies done by students                                            
  12. 12th IEC(05.01.18)    -           3 studies done by Staff / 4 studies done by students
  13. 13th IEC(09.05.18)    -           4 studies done by Staff / 5 studies done by students /                                                                                                                   12 studies done by students  - Expedited reviews

  1. 14th IEC (14.09.18)  -           10 studies done by PG students
  2. 15th IEC (08.01.19)  -           14 studies done by UG students

 

 

 

RESEARCH COMMITTEE

 

The institution has a research committee consisting of heads of all departments and representatives of the basic science departments. All proposals are screened by the research committee and fine tuned before they are brought before the Ehics committee. Statistician is also present to guide the students. 

 

 

RESEARCH COMMITTEE MEMBERS

 

1.        Prof.Dr.S.Jimson   Chairman 9940309211

2.        Prof.Dr.Chithraa.R.Chandran

Member

9840425789
3.        Prof.Dr.Balagopal   Member 9444039411
4.        Prof.Dr.C.J.Venkatakrishnan   Member 9841109234
5.      Dr. B. Anandh 
Member Secretary
9498062672
6.        Dr.Jayaprakash   Member 9840203173
7.        K. Balaji     Member 9840400990
8.        Dr.Asokan    Member 9976388886
9.       Dr. Saikrishna     Member 9840127452
10.    Dr. Meenakshi       Member 9444775927
11.    Dr. Bharath Prasad   
 Member 9940282930
12.    Dr.I.Kannan    Member 9840520950
13.     Dr. Vaishnavi
 Member 8668012471
14.     Dr. Manikandan S.      Member 8754476125

 

 

 

 

 

RESEARCH MEETING

 

 Total research studies – 280

·        63   - presented by Staff

·        217 - presented by Students

 

No.of meetings per year

·        2013    -      4 Research Committee Meetings

·        2014    -      6 Research Committee Meetings

·        2015    -      4 Research Committee Meetings

·        2016    -      5 Research Committee Meetings

·        2017    -      4 Research Committee Meetings

·        2018    -      4 Research Committee Meetings

·        2019    -      3 Research Committee Meetings

 

  2013: Total no. of studies – 37, staff – 20, students - 17

 

·        25.01.13          -           7 studies done by staff/3 studies done by students

·        27.3.13            -           4 studies done by staff / 2 studies done by students

·        10.7.13            -           5 studies done by staff/2 studies done by students

·        13.11.13          -           4 studies done by staff/ 10 studies done by students

 

 2014: Total no. of studies – 40, staff – 11, students - 29

 

·        08.1.14            -           1 study done by staff/4 studies done by students

·        13.8.14            -           1 study done by staff/4 studies done by students

·        14.5.14            -           6studies done by staff/2 studies done by students

·        26.3.14            -           3studies done by staff/2 studies done by students

·        26.11.14          -           3 studies done by students

·        12.12.14          -           14 studies done by students

 

 2015: Total no. of studies – 35, staff – 11, students - 24

 

·        20.5.15            -           4studies done by staff/9 studies done by students

·        24.6.15            -           7 studies done by students

·        29.7.15            -           5 studies done by staff/1 study done by students

·        05.10.15          -           2studies done by staff/7 studies done by students

 

2016: Total no. of studies – 46, staff – 10, students - 36

 

·        06.10.16          -           1study done by staff/5 studies done by students

·        08.11.16          -           14 studies done by students

·        24.3.16            -           2studies done by staff/1 study done by students

·        29.6.16            -           1 study done by staff  /8 studies done by students

·        20.11.16          -           6studies done by staff/8 studies done by students

 

2017: Total no. of studies – 37, staff – 2, students - 35

 

·        23.1.17                  -      8 studies done by students   

·        23.3.17                  -      10 studies done by students   

·        28.6.17                  -      12 studies done by students

·        04.10.17                -     5 Studies done by students/ 2 Studies done by staff

 

2018: Total no. of studies – 48, staff – 7, students - 41

 

·        08.02.18          -           13 studies done by students  /2 Studies done by staff     

·        13.04.18          -           7 studies done by students/4 Studies done by staff

·        09.08.18          -           1 study done by staff/10 studies done by PG students

·        12.12.18          -           08 studies done by UG students /4 studies done by PG students

 

2019: Total no. of studies – 35, students - 30

 

·        03.01.19          -           12 studies done by UG students

·        13.03.19          -           16 studies done by students

·        22.05.19          -           7 studies done by students/  2 studies done by staff

 

 

 

GUIDELINES FOR RESEARCH

SOP OF RESEARCH FOR STUDENTS

  • All research will be initiated only after the following sequence of approval
    1. Approval of the head of the department
    2. Approval of the IRC
    3. Approval of the IEC
  • All research will be conducted with honesty, compassion, kindness and all fairness.
  • When procedures are involved on a patient in the research the basic principle adopted by the department is Non malfeasance or "Do NO Harm".
  • All researchers will safeguard the interest of the patients, respect their rights and confidentiality.
  • Wherever it warrants an informed consent should be acquired from the patients or their responsible guardians after complete details that are required to be told to the patients and/or their guardians.
  • It is the responsibility of the researcher to complete any treatment to fulfillment, when only part of a procedure is in research.
  • If any other departments are involved within the institution and/or outside the institution it should only be with the written agreement or MOU from the authorized person of the involved departments or institutions.
  • Any new drugs, formulations, chemicals, devices or equipment that to be tested on patients should only be done after prior approval from the IEC and IRC. Any financial or material support given for the conduct of such tests should be declared in advance.
  • No students will be made to do any research work involving procedures on patients, which are not within their expected competency as a student.
  • All studies that involve use of animals should follow the rules and ethics that govern such studies.
  • All records concerning the conduct of the research shall be maintained in order.
  • The progress or any problems during the conduct of the research should be regularly brought to the notice of the head of the department.
  • All research conducted in the institution will be the property of the institution.  Presentations and publications made based on the research should carry the due credit for the institution and the staff involved in the conduct of the research.

CODE OF ETHICS FOR RESEARCH & AUTHORSHIP GUIDELINE

  • Students and faculty who have interest and inclination for research will be given an opportunity for doing research.
  • The study has to be designed by the principal investigator (under a guide in case of a student).
  • The study thus designed, has to be approved by the Head of Department.
  • Following this, the study has to be submitted to the Research Committee in the prescribed format for scrutiny and presented before the Research Committee for sanction of an approval.
  • The principal investigator has to make the necessary changes (if the Research Committee make any such recommendations) and resubmit the corrected version of the study to the Research committee for final approval.
  • The Research committee approved study has to be submitted (at the earliest) to the Institute Ethics Committee for approval.
  • Study submitted has to be presented by the principal investigator before the Institute Ethics Committee for the final authorization of an approval from the Committee to proceed with the commencement of the study.
  • Recommendations if any made by the IEC has to be amended and resubmitted at the stipulated time to the Institute Ethics Committee for final approval.
  • Principal Investigator can proceed with the commencement of the study after the final approval from the Institute Ethics Committee is obtained.
  • Confidentiality has to be maintained at all situations.
  • All efforts have to be taken to avoid bias in all forms.
  • All participants have to be explained about the study, voluntary participation has to be confirmed, and an informed consent has to be obtained from all participants in the study.
  • All participants should be treated with compassion.
  • No monetary benefits to participate in the study can be given to the participants.
  • Completion of the study within the prescribed period approval has to be ensured.
  • If the study time has to be extended, it can be done only with proper explanation to and approval from the Institute Ethics Committee (by the Principal Investigator).
  • No modifications in the study will be allowed after obtaining the final approval from the Institute Ethics Committee.
  • Required modifications have to be explained properly and presented by the Principal Investigator before the Institute Ethics Committee for final approval to make the necessary modifications in the study.
  • All records of the study have to be maintained for a period of 5 years.
  • Investigator and co-investigators have to be given credit as authors and co-authors according to their contribution (direct and intellectual) in the study at the time of publication.
  • The SOP for research committee and IEC is made available at the library for reference for the faculty and students of the institution.

 

 

 

AUTHORSHIP GUIDELINES FOR RESEARCHERS

 

The reason for this authorship guideline is to -
Offer technical information and promote good authorship practices among researchers at TDC&H and avoid duplication of effortsIt is based on the recommendations of the International Committee of Journal Editors, Journal of American Medical Association and FAIMER guideline for authorship.

International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), also named Vancouver group, 2001, states that - authorship credit should be based on:
1.Substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data
2.Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content
3.Final approval of the version to be published
Conditions 1, 2, 3 must all be met. Acquisition of funding, the collection of data, or general supervision of the research group, by himself or herself do not justify authorship.
To reduce authorship problem, we encourage following tips for all the researchers at TDC&H (COPE report, 2003).
1.Encourage a culture of ethical authorship - good authorship practices should reduce such dilemmas. Each department library should have a book on publication ethics and there should be one seminar on publication ethics in a year.
2.Start discussion on authorship when you plan your research - it is better to decide the team to begin with and gather views of all team members and if possible discuss authorship at a face to face meeting. Continue to discuss ideas about authorship as research work progresses, especially if new people get involved. Keep a written record of your discussion and decision.
3.Decide authorship before you start writing each article/case report - ensure good communication to avoid misplaced expectations and poor communications. Ideally there should be a face to face meeting where it is confirmed who will do what - and by when. Keep everyone informed of changes, if any.
4.Review by research and ethics Committee: please ensure the clearance of your research proposals from the Research Committee and the Ethics Committee. It is expected to strengthen technical and ethical dimensions of your research proposals.
5.Informed consent: please obtain informed consent and retain its details. In a case report, consent for publication in print and electronically must be obtained from the patients. Please prepare your consent forms in the prescribed format as recommended by the research and ethics committee.
6.Consider author contribution: all authors must have made an individual contribution to the writing of the article and not just been involved with the patient's
care.
7.Individuals just involved in the patient's care (including diagnosis and management)
should be listed in the acknowledgements.

Authorship disputes - how to handle it?
The team should have a written authorship agreement before the article is written. We recommend authors to follow the authorship criteria of American Medical Association, July 2007 to decide authorship.
We also recommend following a rubric provided by Francois Cilliers, 2007 to decide the order of co-authorship.
Disagreement about authorship can be classified into two types: those that do not break
ICMJE guidelines (disputes) and those that do (misconduct).
(a)    Disputes - It is a question of interpretation, you may discuss with the people involved and the supervisor/any senior person involved in the study/Head of
the Department. Consider or support your discussion or opinion with the evidences such as laboratory notebooks, manuscripts, ICMJE statement, instructions to Authors etc.
If you remain unhappy with the decision, you may approach the
Research Committee. But you should do this in exceptional circumstances only and other researchers are well informed about what you're intending to do.
(b)   Misconduct - if you notice or experience some scientific misconduct, please bring it to the notice of the Research Committee.
A separate code of ethics for misconduct in research and plagiarism is available in our institution

AUTHORSHIP CRITERIA


Rubric provided by Francois Cilliers, 2007

Authorship of any work resulting from this research will be determined by the following authorship index:
Co-authorship scoring system: Each coauthor (s) completes a self-assessment form indicating individual contribution and is encouraged to complete a form for each member of the team.

 

 

INTELLECTUAL INPUT: 
(Planning/designing/interpretation)

LITERARY INPUT: 

(Contribution to first complete draft of manuscript)

No Contribution

0

No Contribution

0

One Detailed Discussion/Correspondence

5

Edited Others' Material

5

Several Detailed Discussions/Correspondences

10

Contributed Small Sections

10

Longer Meeting/ Correspondence

15

Contributed Moderate Proportion

15

Substantial Liaisons

20

Contributed Majority

20

Closest Possible Involvement

25

Contributed Virtually All

25

PRACTICAL INPUT: 

(setting up/observing/recoding/abstracting)

SPECIALIST INPUT FROM
RELATED FIELDS

no contribution

0

no contribution

0

small contribution

5

brief or routine advice

5

moderate indirect contribution

10

Specially tailored assistance

10

moderate direct contribution

15

whole basis of approach

15

major indirect contribution

20

 

major direct contribution

25

PRACTICAL INPUT: BEYOND DATACAPTURE (data processing/organization)

no contribution

0

minor or brief assistance

5

substantial or prolonged assistance

10

 

Whoever achieves 25 points will be offered joint authorship in rank order of total score. In the event of ties, recent near misses will be considered. If none exists, alphabetical order may be used.

Note for authorship in case report: In the past, it was acceptable to include as authors those contributing to the management of the patient, but this is no longer true. Currently, it is expected that the authors contribute significantly to the intellectual content of the case report. Keep in mind that the best case report abstracts are those that make a small number of teaching points (even just one) in clear and succinct language.

CODE OF ETHICS TO CHECK MALPRACTICE AND PLAGIARISM IN RESEARCH

1. Interpretation

  1. "Article" means an academic writing of wholesome nature on a specific aspect of a broader theme of research.
  2. "Book" means a set of written or printed pages containing literary work fastened along one side and encased between protective covers or maintained in electronic form.
  3. "Chapter in a book" means an ordinarily understood chapter, distinctly identifiable from the other chapters and contents of a book as defined in clause (1) (b) of these regulations.
  4. "Copying" means transcription or reproduction of others works in any form, proportion, and by any means.
  5. "Copyright" means a right to reproduce a literary work or any portion of thereof under the applicable laws in India.
  6. "Data" means any information stored in a medium, electronic or otherwise, retrievable for use and possible to process.
  7. "Infringement of copyright" means any unauthorized use of a copyrighted material without the permission of the copyright holder or without giving a complete citation of the source of the material.
  8. "Plagiarism" means copying transcription, reproduction, retrieval, transmission, misappropriation, any other unauthorized use of other's literary work/research data or making an unsubstantiated claim of originality about some work as one's own in a publication, presentation or any other form of projection, resulting into the infringement of a copyright, violation of academic values, standards of research ethics or code of conduct for teachers/staff defined in the University Statutes.
  9. "Primary research" includes carrying out of basic or preliminary tests to acquire primary data and creation of formulations and expressions which do not exist."Research Paper" means an academic writing an essay in which a scholar presents his findings of his research in his own analysis, assessment and line of reasoning.
  10. "Secondary research" includes the already existing research and may include interpretation thereof in a new form.
  11. "College" means "Tagore Dental College & Hospital," Vandalur, Chennai.

2. Application. - these regulations shall apply to every student and staff member of Tagore dental College & hospital.

3. Removal of doubts. - if any doubt arises with the interpretation of any of the provisions of these regulations, the matter shall be referred to the Principal or such Authority/Committee as may be specified by the Principal for the general or special purpose. The final deciding authority shall be the Principal.

4. The charge of plagiarism. 

  1.     A charge of plagiarism shall lie only on receiving a complaint about one's-
    1. commission of an act of copying transcription, reproduction, retrieval, transmission, theft, fraud, misappropriation, any other unauthorized use of other's literary work or research data
    2. making an unsubstantiated claim of originality about others work as his own
    3. commission of such an act or making such a claim amounting to plagiarism as defined in Clause of these regulations in a publication, presentation or any other form projection
    4. Such a publication, presentation or any other form of projection results into the infringement of a copyright, academic dishonesty or violation of academic values and standards of research ethics.
    5. The charge of plagiarism shall be considered as cheating, fraud, malpractice, misconduct, and as a violation of the code of the code of conduct for teachers/staff/students.
  2. Plagiarism occurs when one makes even marginal changes in the material of someone else or his own (of which he has transferred the copyright to some other person or agency) and includes it without citation in his/her publications; or copies any materials/data presented in from other's publication, website or reports as his own; or uses data obtained by any other researcher claiming that as his own; or does any kind of falsification/fabrication of data; or prepares a document based substantially on other's work; or make a factual misrepresentation in his publication a book/paper or presentation at a conference or other relevant information; or denies authorship or the correct order of authorship to a contributor.

5. Mechanism for dealing with complaints of plagiarism

  1. Receiving of complaint. - No complaint of plagiarism shall be received unless it is:
    1. addressed to the Principal of the college;
    2. signed by the complainant with complete name and address, and
    3. accompanied by appropriate documents authenticating the complaint.
  2. Non-publicizing of complaints. -the complainant shall not publicize the matter until the College takes a final decision otherwise, it will be treated as misconduct.
  3. Committee to handle complaints. -the Principal may refer any complaint for investigation to a Standing Complaint Committee, constituted by the Principal for the purpose. The constitution of the committee shall be:
    1. Head of Department from Tagore dental College & hospital (Chairman)
    2. Two Professors of the College
    3. One External Expert in the field concerned to be nominated by the Principal, provided that the committee may co-opt one or two members, as an expert member depending upon the gravity of the complaint.
  4. after the receipt of the complaint, the Principal may refer it to the standing Complaint Committee within a week from the date of receipt.
  5. the Chairman of the Committee shall obtain necessary information from the complainant including relevant documents relating to the complaint and, if satisfied, initiate the formal fact-finding proceedings in the matter.
  6. the Committee shall submit its fact-finding report to the Principal in 30 to 45 days of initiation of the fact-finding. No such report shall be submitted before giving the person accused of plagiarism an opportunity of being heard in accordance with the principles of natural justice.

6. Censorship: 
Where a complaint is found factually correct; an appropriate action in the form of academic censorship or administrative action may be taken against the person found guilty of plagiarism depending on the gravity of guilt.

  1. Academic censorship may be in any of the following forms:
    1. obtaining sincere repentance from the person and an undertaking not to repeat it.
    2. Verbal warning
    3. Written warnings
    4. Advisory note by the Principal
    5. Name and Shame
    6. Disqualification from doing a study, publishing an article fortwo years
  2. administrative action may be:
    1. giving more teaching load
    2. Non-assignment of examinership for three years
    3. Disqualification for any grant from the College for a minimum 3 years
    4. No promotions and salary hike for three years

7. False and malafide complaints 
Any complainant who has made a false or mala fide complaint shall be liable for:

  1. name and shame
  2. written warning
  3. appropriate administrative action

If any / or more such penalty shall be imposed only after the approval of the Academic Council of the college.

8. Guidelines to prevent Plagiarism

  1. Materials on the ethical code of conduct, copyrights, and referencing system shall be developed and made available to the academic community by an ethical standing committee to be constituted by the Principal.
  2. All students shall be made to declare that the materials they are submitting for class works, projects dissertations, thesis etc. are their own, that they have not resorted to any unethical means in getting the results or reporting them, and that they have adequately acknowledged the sources wherever they have used other's works.
  3. All submissions that are suspected to contain copied passages, figures, tables, and code (concerning computer programs) without acknowledgement of sources shall be tested for plagiarism with the help of software packages that are specifically meant to detect plagiarism.
  4. Acknowledgement of sources of materials by scholars should be encouraged and approved modes of citation should be duly inculcated in their minds by staffs.
  5. Copyright norms should be taught to students, to make them aware of the consequences of copyright infringement.
  6. Researchers must be taught the doctrine permitted the extent as "fair use."
  7. Every research publications should acknowledge the standard software package (from the public domain or otherwise) which it has used in the work.
  8. Where a researcher is tempted to include the same material in more than one paper/publication so as to increase their number of publications; he should refer to the relevant past publications explicitly and mention how the current publication is related to them. In addition, the basic idea(s) published in a communication/letter form may be expanded in the subsequent full paper(s) with due citation, as per convention.
  9. It is worth noting that software packages are available nowadays in public domain. Our college uses software from www.quetext.com for identifying similarity in the materials contained in separate publications. This is a paid software which subscribes to full text sources and use them to scan for plagiarism, with a better rate of detection.
  10. In case of co-authorship, the principal/corresponding author will be responsible for deciding the list of authors and the order of appearance of the names of the authors in the publication. By merely providing workspace, standard experimental or computational facility, administrative support or advice on merely trivial and uncorrelated aspect of a research, one does not automatically become eligible for authorship in a publication. The person must make a significant intellectual contribution to the research work to deserve authorship.
  11. Concerning sponsored projects, the principal investigator is primarily responsible for formulating the project and defining the outcome of the project. Therefore, every research paper arising out of a sponsored project must have the name of the principal investigator as a co-author, unless there are co-investigators who played the principal investigator for the contents of a particular publication.
  12. In case of multiple-authored publications, obtaining informed consent is extremely important. A co-author in such a publication is entitled to include only that portion of the work that he has contributed to getting the written consent of the principal author to that effect. A second co-author of the same publication cannot claim ownership of the aforesaid portion of work. He can include that portion of work in his thesis or publication with proper citation. Verbatim presentation of a large portion of a co-authored publication(s) in the thesis should be avoided. The principal author remains responsible to declare the extent and level of contribution made by the co-authors if the Research/Ethics Committee seeks such information. Informed consent is also important for participants in his share of market surveys, and other interviews/surveys etc. as per relevant laws/conventions.
  13. Each author of a co-authored document is responsible for the findings, interpretations, and conclusions reported in a research document and must accept the full responsibility of the results reported, in case of any dispute concerning the publication. The corresponding author has the full and final responsibility for the scientific/scholarly accuracy and ethical compliance, including all the authorships(given or not given) in each and every publication.
  14. Civic sense and decorum make it mandatory that a research work complies with the law of the country and is not intentionally offensive. Not to exercise "due care" where harmful consequences for the researcher or for others are foreseeable is an offence. While working at high hazardous materials, such as toxic or sharps, or drugs an investigator must take all possible precautionary measures to ensure the safety of humans and assets around the workspace.
  15. Decency demands that due respect should be shown to all concerned, including the members of the research group, colleagues, and guide(s). Impertinent discriminatory remarks on caste, creed, gender, racial origin or age are highly objectionable and should be avoided in any research document.
  16. All human achievement must take the responsibility to ensure the social well-being and must strive to avert or to mitigate foreseeable risks to the society.
  17. Before submission for publication, the researcher should do the checking and certify to that effect. If the software rejects the materials on the ground of plagiarism, copyright infringement or copying, its publication should be ordered to be stopped forthwith.
  18. Many faculty members act as reviewers for manuscripts submitted for publication as well as project proposals submitted for financial support and get access to information and ideas which have not yet been published. It is important for them to ensure that they do not use this advance access for their own benefit.

9. Supervision
The faculty has a role to teach and transfer his knowledge, skill, and research tools to the student and grooming them to develop original thinking and carry out independent research work. To play the roles effectively, a harmonious relationship needs to be maintained between the two. The period a student spends with the guide should be pleasant, academically stimulating, productive, and mutually satisfying.
In case of co-guide, they should earn authorship by contribution and not by status or situation of the other going on leave or leaving the organization or the project.
Incompatibility between the faculty may hamper the student's progress. It is necessary that they are also guided by certain ethical principles to ensure that the student's research progress is not compromised. Research Committee of the college may entertain complaints on such issues and arbitrate on such matters as needed.

10. Conduct for students and guides 
A student should follow the ethical code of conduct in these regulations and acknowledge the contribution of the guide. He should submit a declaration that he shall not indulge (or has not indulged) in any form of research misconduct and shall not refrain from fouling with other students' equipment, data, and results.
A guide should-

  1. guide students in areas where they are proficient
  2. spend adequate time on the research work of their students
  3. provide sufficient laboratory, computational, and library facilities to the students
  4. ensure the veracity of data, the validity of the analysis, and the interpretation of results
  5. give enough freedom to the students to use their own ideas and approaches and motivate them to come out with something innovative
  6. insist on communicating research results - interim and final - in conferences and journals
  7. advise the students on the University regulations and guidelines pertaining to research and to the research ethics outlined in this document and other related documents of the College
  8. ensure that the students do not adopt any unfair means in their research work
  9. instil in students the ideas of research honesty, integrity, and rigour
  10. refrain from exploiting the students intellectually, (by publishing a student's work in one's own name without the student as a co-author), emotionally or in any other manner
  11. maintain a cordial and harmonious relationship with the research students and co-guides (if any)

11. Administrative Bodies of the College

  1. The members of the Research Committees should:
    1. advise students on new ways of looking at the research problems and their solution methods
    2. critically scrutinize the work of students and ensure the conformance of the research work to the ethical code of conduct followed by the College and the research community at large
    3. report the cases of research misconduct to the Principal of the College and provide necessary subject expertise to ascertain the truth.
  2. Research Committee should
    1. take periodic stock of the progress of the research work and ensure that the research students/faculty benefit from the constructive suggestions of the Research Committee members
    2. provide adequate facilities and ensure that every guide/student maintains research data and results (duly indexed and securely stored) for the specified period time after a research work comes to an end
  3. The Research Committee should:
    1. publicize contents of this and other related documents widely. To enhance awareness of research ethics among the research community of the College.
    2. provide necessary support to the College so as to inquire and investigate into the reported cases of research misconduct (as per University rules) and implement the decisions, and bring these cases to the notice of the research community while keeping the names of the concerned individuals confidential (maintain statistics).
  4. The College administration should-
    1. Develop laboratories and libraries to make the research environment self-sustaining
    2. promote technical and presentational skills of students
    3. properly deal with reported cases of research misconduct and unethical research practices
    4. make available the Research Policy Documents of various bodies and various other guidelines on referencing, copyrights, etc. for consultation by students and faculty.

12. Miscellaneous

  1. These regulations will be applicable to published articles and online publications.
  2. every article/research paper should be cleared for plagiarism from the authorized anti-plagiarism software, available inthe College.
  3. only written warning may be issued, If an article has been published and detected at a later stage and the author gets the articles RETRACTED and the same has been accepted by the publisher.
  4. Magazine/Newspaper/ Published Articles, if found plagiarized, on detection later be retracted and verbal warning be issued.

 

PROGRAMS IN RESEARCH 

S.NO

DATE

TITLE

SPEAKERS

1

October 2014

Research methodology and Statistics

Dr.A.Balaji
Assistant Professor
Department of Community Medicine,
Tagore Medical College and Hospital

2

4th March 2015

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative(CITI), in association with Sri Ramachandra University &University of Miami

Dr.S.P.Thyagarajan
Professor of Eminence and Dean, 
Sri Ramachandra University

3

4th March 2015

Roles and Responsibilities of Institute Ethics Committee Members

DrB.W.C.Sathiyasekaran
Professor, 
Department of Community Medicine,
Sri Ramachandra University

4

9th April 2015

Research Methodology

Dr.Uma Devi
Professor,
 Rajas Dental College

5

15th Oct 2015

Clinical trials &good Clinical Practices

Dr.Manickam PhD 
Scientist D 
NIE (ICMR)

6

26th Sep 2017

Workshop on Human Bio Ethics Photos Report

Dr.Nandini K.Kumar/Dr.Roli Mathur/Dr.P.Manickam/Dr.Rajkumar Prabhu
/Dr.G.Nagendran/Dr.Medha Rajappa/Dr.S.Swarnalakshmi/Dr.S.Jimson

       7

6th Dec 2019

Workshop on epi info Report/Photos

Mr.K.Kanagasabai,

Principal Technical Officer

National Institute Of Epidemiology

 

 

 

ICMR STUDENTS STUDIES

ICMR Study Details

S.No

Year

Department

Name of

Student

Topic

Name of

Guide

Status

Remarks

1.

2014

PERIODONTICS

Mr.  Sarath

Sarathy

Isolation of enteric rods from the dental plaque of patients with periodontal health & Disease

Dr. Aravind

Completed

Approved by ICMR

2.

2014

CONSERVATIVE DENTISTRY

Ms. Preethi

Antibacterial efficacy of various concentration of Tri  alpha on Enterococus Faecalis biofilm formed on tooth substrate – Invitro study

Dr. J. Prabhakar

Completed

Approved by ICMR

3.

2014

ORAL MEDICINE

Ms. Lakshmi Krishnan

Incidence of Buccoverted upper third molar and associated mucosal trauma

Dr. V. Anand

Completed

Approved by ICMR

4.

2014

 

ORAL PATHOLOGY

Ms. Priyanka

Determining the risk factors of musculoskeletal disorders in dental professionals ,

Dr. Shankar

Completed

Approved by ICMR

5.

2015

PUBLIC HEALTH DENTISTRY

Ms.Saranya.V

Cross sectional study on tobacco consumption among auto rickshaw drivers in Chennai city, Tamilnadu

Dr.Delfin Lovelina

Completed

Proposal accepted  by ICMR

6.

2015

PROSTHODONTICS

Ms.Arthisri.A.S

Prevalence of self reported musculo skeletal disorders among Dentist in Chennai city

Dr.Ashish Jain

Completed

Proposal accepted by

 ICMR

7.

2015

CONSERVATIVE DENTISTRY & ENDONDONTICS

Ms.Sharmila .L

Effect of electro surgical current on E.feacalis biofilm formed on tooth surface - an invitro study

Dr.Balagopal

Completed

Proposal accepted by ICMR

8.

2019

PEDODONTICS

Mr.Badri

Comparing the accuracy in determination of ABO blood groups from various saliva contaminanted substances- an exploratory study

Dr.jayaprakash

 

Proposal accepted by ICMR

9.

2019

PROSTHODONTICS

Ms.krishanga

srivatsa

Antimicrobial activity of herbal

Extract on denture plaque

Candida

Dr.Jacob

 

Proposal accepted by ICMR

10.

2019

CONSERVATIVE DENTISTRY & ENDONDONTICS

ms.harshitha balaji

Acupressure anaesthesia as a method pf pain relief during rubber dam application

Dr.Hemasathya

 

Proposal accepted by ICMR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INNOVATIONS

  The staffs and students are encouraged to do research and innovate. The institution provides all infrastructure, funds and any other requirements to perform research.

List of patents applied are as follows

 

.No

Applicant Name

Patent No

Patent title

Status

1

Arunkumar. C 
Dr S Balagopal

487/CHE/2013

Automated cavity designer

FINAL SPECIFICATION

2

Michael Bernard Prasanth. 
Dr I Kannan

1292/CHE/2013

Pharmaceutical components and method of treatment of dental caries and dental plaque – Banyan tree extracts

APPROVED

3

Michael Bernard Prasanth. 
Dr Chitraa R Chandran

3164/CHE/2014

Commercial Oral Hygiene Monitor

APPROVED

4

S. ChellaVignesh 
Dr S Balagopal 
Dr Chitraa R Chandran

 

Multipurpose tooth brush for oral care

FINAL SPECIFICATION

5

S. ChellaVignesh 
Dr S Balagopal 
Dr Chitraa R Chandran

 

Apparatus for skin, Tooth polishing and Oral care

PROVISIONAL COMPLETED

6

Iswariya 
Dr I Kannan

1796/CHE/2015

An insilico design of inhibitors of GspB, a virulence factor of Streptococcus gordonii in the causation of Infective Endocarditis

Application process

7

Iswariya 
Dr I Kannan

1797/CHE/2015

Study on Diosmetin Derivatives as the inhibitors of FIM H of uropathogenic Escherichia coli by molecular Docking with HEX

Application process

8

Michael Bernard Prasanth 
Dr Delfin Lovelina 
Dr Chitraa R Chandran

 

Molecular docking study of kaempferol derivatives as inhibitor of gingipains,a virulent factor of porphyromonasgingivalis

Application process

9

Priyanka K 
Dr Vandhana James

 

A novel method and device with angle rotor for ideal crown retention in tooth

Final Specification

These are some of the steps taken in that direction

  • Students are advised on the importance of research from the first year.
  • Students are encouraged to do surveys, epidemiological studies, short term projects during the preclinical and clinical year of study. In internship it is part of their curriculum to do surveys and research projects in some department. Patient, student clinician awareness studies are regularly done.
  • These initiatives have resulted in student’s application for patents, writing research articles and publishing and engaging in ICMR projects.
  • Students are given aid to publish their articles and also apply for patents.
  • To promote research and publication the college publishes a bi annual journal – Journal of Clinical Dental Updates and Research.
  • Students are encouraged to present papers in regional and national conferences, under graduate student convention and competitions and also during CSM meetings. Special cases done by the students are presented by them in conferences.
  • The institution aids the faculty to undertake research, epidemiological survey, attend and organize CDE programs.
  • The institution provides on duty and academic leave for the faculty to participate in research work, conferences, seminars, workshops and training sessions.
  • Staffs preparing for exams are granted leave.
  • College hosted the ICD an international conference at Hyatt Regency on 17,18 December 2016, ISP Colloquium a PG convention along with ISP. We have also supported other organisations and  departments in conducting conferences and support them financially like Forensic odontology conference at Chennai, IDA Conference, Global dental Meet at Chennai on 5, 6 November 2015, Pedodontia Conference at Chennai  conf, ISDR/IDA, AOMSI , Andaman conference, TNIPS,  and also conduct preconference courses.
  • The institution and Tagore Medical College have all facilities like research lab, central lab, central research facilities, and animal lab, and we have signed an MOU to utilize their facilities. MOU also has been signed with Tagore Engineering college for research activities.
  • Infrastructure, logistics, and equipments are available and also made available for research activities.
  • Incentives are given for the staff for international and national publication in indexed journals with high impact factors. Promotions and increments are based on their research, publications and students guidance.
  • About 3 lakh rupees were spent on research activities every year.  Equipments were purchased for about 30 lakhs during the past 3 years for research purposes and reference materials are available in the library in the form of books, journals and e journals.
  • Also the institution has instituted 4 awards to students, every year for the best research work.
  • The institution conducts regular CDE programs and eminent speakers, research persons and faculties are invited to the college. This initiative helps build the research temper in the college.
  • The institution has provided the researchers with the clinical material, laboratory facilities, consumable and non-consumable materials and technical man power free of cost.
  • We have conducted programs, on research methodology and statistics for the staff and students. Our affiliated university also conducts research programs and the institution encourages the faculty to attend these programs. 

  • Research linkages with other institutions, universities and centres of excellence. (national and international). The institution has research linkages with University of Malaya, Mahasa University, Tagore Medical College, Jerusalem Engineering college, Tagore Engineering College, Madras University- Biochemistry department, IIT, and with Global Hospitals.
  • MOU’s are also signed with University of Malaya and University of Mahasa in Kuala Lumpur for research activities and student exchange program.
  • Providing travel grant for attending national/international conference and workshops. Travel grants are given to faculties and students presenting papers in national and international conferences.
  • Staffs and students are made to do a certificate courses at NPTEL like Health Research Fundamentals and Introduction to Research

 

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