An Ethics Committee for the University of Environment and Sustainable Development (UESD) has been inaugurated at a brief ceremony in its Multi-purpose Auditorium.
The mandate of the thirteen-member Committee is to ensure that research produced by academicians in UESD meet the accepted standards.
It has as members: Prof. Anthony Amoah-Dean of the School of Sustainable Development (SSD, UESD); Prof. David Dodoo-Arhin-Lecturer, University of Ghana (UG); Prof. Ernest Laryea Okorley, University of Cape Coast (UCC) and Prof. Edward Wiafe Debrah-Dean, School of Natural and Environmental Sciences (SNES,UESD).
The rest are; Prof. Kofi Mensah Nyarko UESD; Prof. Philip B. Adongo, University of Ghana (UG); Prof. Alexander Nii Moi Pappoe, UESD; Dr. Michael Appiah Karikari, UESD; Dr. Kodwo Dadzie Ninsin, UESD and Dr. Samuel George Lutterodt, UESD.
Others are; Mrs. Iris Dovlo-Legal Practitioner; Rev. Father Bright Kennedy Agyapong – Parish Priest, St. Peters Catholic church, Somanya and Ms. Cynthia Oduro Ameyaa, (RICU-UESD), the secretary of the committee.
The Vice-Chancellor of UESD, Prof. Eric Nyarko-Sampson inaugurated the Committee and swore the members into office.
In his remarks, Prof. Nyarko -Sampson said, Management wants to position the University as a must go institution in terms of research. He underscored the height the UESD has reached within a short period in terms of grants research proposals. He thanked the Ethics Committee members for availing themselves for the task.
A member of the Committee, Prof. Kofi Mensah Nyarko, on behalf of his colleagues thanked Management of UESD for the confidence reposed in them to be part of the Committee.
He said, research is cardinal to the growth of the University and ethics is paramount as it ensures that research is conducted according to standard.
He assured Management of the Committee’s role to protect the rights of participants, and also ensure that the risk and benefit of the research on communities are looked into. Adding that,’ without research ethics, researchers do not have any code of conduct to follow in their research.’