ETHICAL OPERATIONS POLICY

KPI Medical AI/ Ethical Operations Policy

At KPI Medical AI ("KPI", "we," "us," or "our"), a Singapore medical research company, we are committed to conducting testing and research activities with the highest ethical standards. This Ethical Operations Policy outlines our approach to ensure the ethical conduct of operations, specifically development and testing, safeguarding the well-being and rights of participants, and upholding the company's principles of integrity, transparency, and respect.

Compliance with Applicable Laws and Regulations

We conduct all testing activities in strict compliance with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, and ethical standards related to medical research and testing. This includes, but is not limited to, the guidelines established by the Singapore Medical Council (SMC), the Singapore Good Clinical Practice (SGCP) guidelines, and any other relevant industry-specific regulations.

Informed Consent

Informed consent is a fundamental principle of ethical testing. We obtain informed consent from participants or their legally authorized representatives before their participation in any testing activity. We ensure that the consent process includes clear and comprehensive information about the purpose, risks, benefits, procedures, and potential outcomes of the testing, allowing participants to make informed decisions.

Participant Rights and Well-being

We prioritize the protection of participant rights, dignity, privacy, and well-being throughout the testing process. We ensure that participants are treated with respect and receive appropriate care during the testing. We take necessary measures to minimize physical, psychological, and social risks to participants, and we promptly address any adverse events or concerns that may arise during or after the testing.

Confidentiality and Data Privacy

We respect the confidentiality and privacy of participant data collected during testing. We implement robust data protection measures to safeguard participant information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Participant data is handled in accordance with applicable data protection laws and regulations, and we adhere to strict confidentiality agreements and secure data storage practices.

Transparency and Disclosure

We are committed to transparency and open communication regarding our testing activities. We provide participants with clear and understandable information about the purpose, methodology, and potential impact of the testing. We disclose any conflicts of interest, financial relationships, or affiliations that may influence the testing process or outcomes.

Ethical Review and Approval

All testing activities are subject to rigorous ethical review and approval processes. We ensure that our research protocols and methodologies undergo independent review by an appropriate ethics committee or institutional review board (IRB) prior to commencement. We strictly adhere to the decisions and recommendations of the ethics committee or IRB.

Continuous Monitoring and Evaluation

We maintain a system of ongoing monitoring and evaluation to ensure the ethical conduct of testing throughout the entire process. We regularly review our testing procedures, protocols, and practices to identify and address any ethical concerns or areas for improvement. We remain responsive to feedback from participants, stakeholders, and the wider community.

Ethical Training and Education

We provide our staff, researchers, and testing personnel with comprehensive training on ethical principles, guidelines, and relevant regulations. We promote a culture of ethical awareness and responsibility by fostering an environment that encourages ethical behavior, professional development, and continuous learning.

Collaboration and Partnership

We actively seek collaboration and partnerships with reputable institutions, organizations, and experts in the field of medical research and testing. We aim to contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge and healthcare through collaborative efforts that uphold ethical standards and promote the welfare of participants.

Complete Cessation of Animal Testing

We have permanently stopped all testing on animals and will not resume such activities in the future. We recognize the importance of alternative methods that are scientifically valid, ethical, and do not involve animal subjects.

Alternatives to the use of Animals in Testing

We actively promote and support the development, validation, and adoption of alternative testing methods that do not involve animals. We prioritize the exploration and utilization of in vitro studies, computer modelling, tissue engineering, and other non-animal techniques to advance our research and testing efforts.

Continuous Improvement

We continuously seek opportunities to improve our research and testing methods, emphasizing the use of innovative and non-animal approaches. We invest in research and development efforts to explore and adopt cutting-edge technologies and methodologies that align with our commitment to animal welfare.

Reporting Ethical Concerns

We provide channels for participants, employees, or stakeholders to report any ethical concerns or violations related to our testing activities. We investigate all reported concerns promptly and take appropriate actions to address them. We ensure that no retaliatory actions are taken against individuals who report concerns in good faith.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding this Ethical Operations Policy, please contact us at:

KPI Medical AI

60 Paya Lebar Road, #11-06, 409051

[email protected]