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

Important Notice: NIH stopped providing the training pertaining to Human Participant Protection.  Please check the Education and Training link for Important information and details on access to the new training under CITI Program

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:

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.

Contact Us

Christine Chalhoub, BScH, CRA, CCRP, CIM

Director, IRB Office

Ext. 2340

Karmen Baroudy, M.Sc.

IRB Administrator

Ext. 2546

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