​Ethics Review Committee for Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts (ERC-SSHA)

Chair: Dr. Jeff Tan

ERC-SSHA is a global committee for research in Social Sciences Humanities and the Arts and therefore will accept applications from the faculty of IHD, GSMC, EAI, IED (EA and Pakistan) and SoTL.

This committee cuts across the different campuses of AKU in different countries and is a global committee.

Country Regulations

When called for, the committee will adhere to specific regulations of countries where it is operational. 

Review Process

Applications are made on standardized forms (see below) to the secretariat (see address below). Committee meetings are held once a month. Under particularly pressing circumstances, the committee may accept to expedite the process.


The ERC-SSHA follows the general AKU-ERC guidelines and policy. The committee's members reflect the diversity of AKU regarding geographical location, gender and disciplines. It includes members from all AKU campuses plus a layperson with no direct affiliation with the University and not engaged in scientific work.

Meeting Schedule for 2024

Ja​nuary 19, 2024July 19, 2024
February 16, 2024August 16, 2024
March 15, 2024September 20, 2024
​​​April 19, 2024October 18, 2024
May 17, 2024November 15, 2024
June 21, 2024December 20, 2024

​Time:    London – 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
               East Africa – 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm
               Pakistan – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The meetings are scheduled on every 3rd Friday of the month.

For queries, information and submissions, contact

Samantha Griffin
Secretary, ERC-SSHA