Graduate Studies & Research
Institutional Review Board
The Lebanese American University (LAU) Institutional Review Board (IRB) is responsible for the review and approval of research projects involving human subjects conducted at LAU and the LAU Medical Center–Rizk Hospital (LAUMC–RH) or by its faculty, students and staff at outside locations. The primary objective of the IRB is to ensure that the proposed research conducted under its auspices encompasses the ethical principles of the Belmont Report and the protections provided by the regulations and guidelines governing research.
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Quick guide for researchers.
As a researcher, you are likely interested in submitting a protocol to our office for review. The best place to start is by:
- Reviewing our Submission Requirement presentation, checklists and processes provided. It is important to check which category your study falls under as this will guide you as to which application you need to complete. (Updated Submission Requirement Presentation - Important critical points to include in your research protocol / Proposal)
- Finding the right application to be completed and relevant templates under Application, Forms and Supporting documents.
- Obtaining your Human Subject Protection training (New requirement, please check link)
- Refer also to the Investigator’s Manual - Policies and Procedures for guidance.
You can also find on our website the upcoming LAU IRB Full board meeting dates, if your protocol requires a Full Board review. The website will also help you plan ahead and give you guidance on the time it takes for a protocol to be reviewed and approved by the LAU IRB.