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Breaking News: Inauguration of Thomas Adewumi University Research Ethics and Compliance Committee (TAUREC)

  • 06th May, 2024 1:49pm
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May 06, 2024

Thomas Adewumi University Senate Chambers

In a historic moment for Thomas Adewumi University (TAU), the inauguration of the Research Ethics and Compliance Committee (TAUREC) unfolded today at the esteemed Senate Chambers. This landmark event marks a significant step towards fostering a culture of ethical research practices and compliance within the University community.

Vision and Mandate of Thomas Adewumi University

TAU stands at the forefront of academic excellence, committed to providing an environment conducive to the development of ideas and knowledge while nurturing a robust research culture among its academics and students. With a vision to uphold ethical standards and scientific integrity in all research endeavors, the institution has taken a decisive stride by establishing TAUREC.

Membership and Responsibilities

Comprising esteemed members representing diverse faculties, TAUREC is entrusted with formulating policy guidelines to ensure ethical and scientific standards in research across TAU. The committee's responsibilities encompass a wide array of tasks, including the preparation of policy guidelines, registration with relevant accrediting bodies, sensitization and guidance of researchers, ethical review of research protocols, monitoring of approved research projects, and organizing training on ethical issues in research among others. The following members are hereby constituted:

  1. Professor Emenike Irokanulo: Faculty of Basic Medical &Health Sciences/ Department of MLS - Chairman
  2. Dr. Adekemi Dahunsi: Director, DRIPDEV - Co-Chair
  3. Mrs. Mercy Leke: Faculty of Law - Secretary
  4. Mr. Emmanuel Akele: Faculty of Basic Medical &Health Sciences/ Department of MLS - Member
  5. Dr. Abiodun Ajibola: Faculty of Computing and Applied Sciences /Department of Chemistry - Member
  6. Mrs. Victoria Aina: Faculty of Nursing - Member
  7. Dr. Emmanuel Adeyemi: Faculty of Management & Social Sciences/Department of Bus. Administration - Member
  8. Engr. Lanre Ilesanmi: Faculty of Engineering - Member
  9. Dr. Samuel Farohunbi: Faculty of Computing and Applied Sciences /Department of Biochemistry - Member

Inauguration Ceremony

The Inauguration ceremony, presided over by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Francisca Oladipo, saw a gathering of esteemed individuals from various faculties and departments. Prof. Francisca emphasized the significance of the event in promoting fairness and professionalism in research, underscoring its pivotal role in advancing the University's academic mission. She highlighted the necessity of a dedicated committee to complement the existing Directorate of Research, Innovation, and Product Development (DRIPDEV), ensuring adherence to ethical principles across all research endeavors.

Expressions of Support and Gratitude

Following the Vice-Chancellor's address, Professor Emenike Irokanulo, appointed as Chairman of TAUREC, expressed gratitude for the opportunity to spearhead this critical initiative. He acknowledged the importance of ethical oversight in guiding the University's research activities and pledged his commitment to upholding the highest standards of integrity.

Dr. James Ishola - Dean, Faculty of Management & Social Sciences, speaking on behalf of the committee of Deans, reiterated their unwavering support for TAUREC, affirming their readiness to assist whenever needed. The collective dedication and enthusiasm demonstrated by the University community underscored a shared commitment to promoting ethical research practices and ensuring compliance with regulatory standards.


The inauguration of TAUREC marks a significant milestone in Thomas Adewumi University's journey toward academic excellence and ethical research conduct. With a robust framework in place and a dedicated committee at the helm, the University is poised to uphold the highest standards of integrity and advance the frontiers of knowledge ethically and responsibly. As TAUREC embarks on its mandate, it heralds a new era of rigorous research ethics and compliance, setting a benchmark for academic institutions nationwide.

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