Institutional Review Board

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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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Applications and all supporting documents must be submitted both electronically and hard copy as follows:

  • Electronically by email to, and
  • One hard copy of all documents to the IRB Office, 2nd floor Dorms A, room 705, Byblos Campus