funding constitutes the major chunk of the research grants at AIIMS. At present,
>600 extramural research projects are running at the institute. The overall
administrative aspects of the projects are managed by the research section right
from its inception.
Standard Operating Procedures for applying for extramural funding: If a
faculty/scientist of AIIMS wants to apply for funding for a research project, it
is mandatory for a project proposal to be routed through the Research Section
for the first stage of vetting in accordance with the procedural aspects being
followed at the Institute.After the
requisite scrutiny of the project as regards the budget, staff and their salary
structure, provision of co-investigator and establishment charges etc., the
Research Section forwards the proposal to the funding agency. It is mandatory to
have a Co-Investigator, preferably from the same department as that of the
No faculty member/scientist of AIIMS will able to claim the
status of a Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator of a project either at
AIIMS or any other external Institution if the project has not been registered
in the Research Section, AIIMS. In case any faculty member/scientist is
associated with any collaborative research project outside AIIMS, permission for
the same would have to be sought before the initiation of the project.
How to obtain operative approval/project code number?
Once the project is sanctioned by the funding agency, operative approval from
the competent authority at AIIMS, is required and thereafter a "Project Code
Number"is allotted by the Research
Section which should be cited in all correspondence related to that project.
The Project Investigator (PI) should not start the work of the project or
employ staff without the operative approval of the competent authority.
Operative approval would not be granted without ethical clearance from the
Institute Ethical Committee.
For any research project to be initiated at AIIMS, the
following clearances are required as appropriate. These requirements are also
applicable to international projects:
1.1.) Institute Ethics
2.2.) Animal Ethics
3.3.) Bio-Safety Committee
4.4.) Radiation Safety Committee
5.5.) Health Ministry Screening Committee
6.6.) Clinical Trial Registry of India
7.7.) Institute Committee for Stem Cell
Research & Therapy