Insights Publisher Ethics Review Committee

Insights Publisher has authorized the Insights Publisher Ethics Review Committee (IPERC) to administer and enforce the requirements of the publisher's code of ethics. The code of ethics was established to ensure that all studies involving human subjects were conducted in accordance with high ethical standards.

IPERC evaluates a variety of types of scientific studies, including but not limited to the following:
   • Clinical trials
   • Epidemiological research
   • Social science research
   • Education research
   • Research on medical records or other personal information
   • Research on stored samples
   • Health systems research
   • Implementation research

For studies mentioned above, components will be evaluated by IPERC, including those listed below:
   • Scientific design and conduct of the study
   • Risks and potential benefits
   • Selection of study population and recruitment of research participants
   • Inducements, financial benefits, and financial costs
   • Protection of research participants’ privacy and confidentiality
   • Informed consent
   • Community considerations
   • Investigation of the post-publication ethical concerns


IPERC Members (Last Name Alphabetically)
Alan Cheung, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Chang Lu, China University of Petroleum (East China), China
Anand Prakash, Amity University Rajasthan, India
Steve Ross, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Sandro Serpa, University of The Azores, Portugal
Roger Shouse, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Fuzhou Wang, The Bonoi Academy of Science and Education, USA
Jijun Yao, Nanjing Normal University, China
Longjun Zhou, China Center of International Education Communication Agency, China

IPERC Secretory
Jean Worder, The Bonoi Academy of Science and Education, USA