Research Assistant Program (RAP)

​​​​​This program is organized in collaboration with the office of the Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research and the Human Research Protection Program/The Institutional Review Board at the American University of Beirut and it introduces participants to the requirements, guidelines and standards for conducting clinical research​.

Target Audience

This workshop is mandatory for Research Assistants, Research Coordinators and non-physician Research staff involved in human subject research projects at AUBMC.​


By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Complete and submit IRB applications 
  • Safeguard research subjects’ welfare, rights and safety
  • Manage their research project


​​​RAP Team Members

RAP director: Marlene Chakhtoura, MD, MS
RAP coordinator: Sara Khansa, MBA


​​Contact Information

Ms. Sara Khansa
Telephone: 961 1350000 ext. 5452 


​​2019/ 2020 RAP Calendar

Workshops 2019/ 2020
April 9, 2019



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