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Ethics Review Committee of the NIMH - Guidelines for Submission

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Application forms can be downloaded below from NIMH website

 An Application to the ERC should consist of the following documents: 

1.    Application Form - Two (2) hard copies

2.    Research Proposal (Protocol) – 17 copies

Applicants have the option of submitting:

·         Seventeen (17) hard copies of the detailed proposal


·         Four (4) hard copies of the detailed proposal and thirteen (13) copies of a single paged summary

3.   Each detailed proposal should contain copies of the following documents in all three local languages (where relevant)

a.    Participant Information Sheet

b.    Consent Form

c.    Questionnaires

d.    Assent Form

e.    Advertisement for Recruitment

4.    CV of the Principal Investigator

5.    Soft Copy of all documents in PDF format (CD/DVD)

For Postgraduate Researches only:

6.    Letter of approval from Board of Study

7.    Letter from supervisor


For researches done for academic purposes (Postgraduate or Undergraduate)

Please Note:

  • Applications for academic purposes will be only considered if the institute is registered under the University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka
  • Applications should accompany a letter from the supervisor
  • Qualifications of the supervisor should be clearly mentioned in the application as well as in the said letter. (Preferably a CV should be attached)
  • For Undergraduate researches the Supervisor’s personal contact details should be included in the Participant Information Sheet
  • Letter from Board of Study should be attached (compulsory for Postgraduate researchers)
  • Submission of Research Proposals in Sinhala language are not encouraged but will be considered under certain circumstances(e.g. Undergraduate Researchers). However a summary of the detailed proposal in English and English version of all forms and tools should be submitted for consideration


All applicants who are successful in obtaining Ethical Approval from the ERC-NIMH, should submit a progress report or a final report to the ERC within one year of the date of approval.

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