Universitas Muhammadiyah Makassar
HEALTH RESEARCH ETHICS COMMISSION (KEPK) FKIK UNISMUH ATTENDED THE WORKSHOP ON REVISION OF SOP KPEK, REVIEWER AND INSTITUTIONAL RECOGNITION ORGANIZED BY KEPK FK UNHAS
FKIK Unismuh- The Health Research Ethics Commission (KEPK) is an institution in charge of carrying out ethical assessments and assessments of research in the fields of medicine and health, especially research with human subjects. The results of the assessment will be the basis for the committee in providing an assessment of approval for the implementation of research. The assessment is conducted to maintain and guarantee the dignity, rights, safety and welfare of human beings involved in research. Included in its development, reviewing the ethical aspects of research using experimental animals as subjects.
The aim of the ECP is to protect the welfare of research candidates and subjects; by balancing a number of moral considerations relevant to the research protocol/procedure, including respect for autonomy, protection and enhancement of subject welfare. Of course, good research, from both scientific and ethical aspects, will produce scientific work that is accountable, while protecting the researchers themselves from unaccountable actions.
KEPK FKIK Unismuh itself has been formed since September 2021, and has carried out regular reviews of research proposals by the academic community of FKIK Unismuh Makassar. The first Chairperson of KEPK FKIK Unismuh until now is Dr. Muhammad Ihsan Kitta, M.Kes, Sp.OT (K), Vice Chairperson Dr. A. Salsa Anggeraini, M.Kes, and Secretary Juliani Ibrahim, M.Sc, Ph.D..
KEPK FKIK Unismuh Makassar was pioneered by the Dean of FKIK Unismuh, Prof. Dr. Suryani As’ad, M.Sc, Sp.GK (K), who is also the chairman of KEPK Faculty of Medicine Unhas, or which has now changed to the Ethics Commission of Unhas, with the expansion of review authority to fields other than Medicine and Health Sciences.
KEPK FK Unhas organized the Revision of SOP KEPK FKUH, RSUH, and RSUP dr. Wahidin Sudirohusodo; Workshop on How to Review Proposals and Preparation for Re-recognition of the Research Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Medicine Unhas on August 19-21, 2022 at the Aryaduta Hotel Makassar. KEPK FKIK Unismuh, at the initiative of the Dean of FKIK, Prof. Suryani As’ad, was also included in the activity.
One of the important developments in the discussion of the development of the KEPK Unismuh research review SOP is the addition of review items related to the value of Al-Islam and Kemuhammadiyahan which are the characterizing competencies of graduates of FKIK Unismuh Makassar, as stated in the vision and mission of FKIK Unismuh.