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

Chair: Professor Philip Wood

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 2022

  ​Ja​nuary 21, 2022  ​July 15, 2022
  ​February 18, 2022  ​August 19, 2022
  ​March 18, 2022  ​September 16, 2022
  ​​​April 15, 2022​  October 21, 2022
​  May 20, 2022​  November 18, 2022
  June 17, 2022  ​​​December 16, 2022

​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.

Click here​ to access meeting schedules for 2022.​​

For queries, information and submissions, contact

Jack Fernandes
Secretary, ERC-SSHA
Assistant Manager, ORGS