The Faculty of Medicine of the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM) obtained the registration for the integration of the Research Ethics Committee granted by the National Bioethics Commission, which confirms that the academic projects carried out by universities in this space They are carried out under ethical principles of protection of human rights and dignity.
The UAEM Full Time Professor (PTC), Virgilio Eduardo Trujillo Conde, explained that obtaining said record was obtained after a long process and training.
“One of the most important aspects is that the research subject is well informed about what the effects and consequences that could arise from their participation in a scientific project are going to be,” said Trujillo Conde, who added that researchers are obliged for these ethical principles of safeguarding the dignity of people and their health.
He explained that any biomedical project must have the validity of a Research Ethics Committee, so the creation of one for the UAEM Faculty of Medicine represents the opportunity for research to shorten the term of its disclosure, because previously, collateral was sought through external institutions.
“This committee, for the Faculty, represents a support for researchers so that they can properly terminate their projects and, above all, at the university level, a greater impact is generated on society, which is guaranteed that the Academic and research work carried out at the Faculty is protecting people, this protection of dignity is taken care of, which is the obligation of the health professional ”, he indicated.
The formation and registration of the Research Ethics Committee is the result of an eight-month process in which evidence was integrated that all members have training in the field of ethics and bioethics, a regulation was generated in line with the principles of the National Bioethics Commission, as well as the commitment to meet once a month and disseminate topics related to the importance of bioethics among the university community.
Trujillo Conde described that previously the academics of the faculty who wanted to finish their projects had to seek the endorsement of a committee abroad that are, for the most part, set up in public hospitals, which delayed the publication of their research. Now, the Faculty Committee will be focused on examining that the projects where people have participated comply with the principles of bioethics.
The Research Ethics Committee is made up of a president, Virgilio Eduardo Trujillo Condes; secretary member, Adriana Cristina Pliego Carrillo; 10 members, Emilia Pichardo Vallejo, Consuelo Reyes Hernández, Dulce Armendáriz Aceves, Araceli Hinojosa Juárez, Ivon de Paz Garduño, Luis Gabriel Montes de Oca Lemus, Marcela Hernández Sánchez, Gloria Ortega Santillán, Nancy García Solís, Alejandro Martínez Gómez and representative of the nucleus affected Elizabeth Vilchis Salazar.