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.

News and Announcements

IRB submissions for Full Board Review must be submitted one month prior to the upcoming IRB meeting date.

IRB approval must be secured prior to any data collection or use for a research project involving human participants including but not limited to surveys, interviews, questionnaires and use of available data.

Contact Us

Christine Chalhoub, BScH, CRA, CCRP, CIM

IRB Director

Ext. 2340

Karmen Baroudy, M.Sc.

IRB Administrator

Ext. 2546

IRB Office, 2nd floor Dorms A, room 704, Byblos Campus