Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) Institutional Review Board (IRB)
  • The Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) at AUB is responsible to safeguard the rights and welfare of human subjects participating in Biomedical and Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) research activities conducted under the auspices of AUB/AUBMC. It is committed to protect, ensure respect and foster awareness for those rights. This is achieved by governing and authorizing the conduct of research that follows the three ethical principles of the Belmont Report namely: Respect for Persons; Beneficence and Justice; and that abides by the principles of responsible research conduct scientific integrity.

    The IRB, that is the core component of HRPP, is the committee formally designated by HRPP to review and approve the conduct of research involving human subjects who are recruited to participate in research activities conducted at AUB/AUBMC and/or by AUB/AUBMC faculty, students and staff, regardless of the funding source or the location of the research.​

    ​Latest Announcements

    IRB submission Updates:
    SBS application for Exemption/Limited Review is updated. (Please check this link to access the updated application form
    IRB Request for Approval of Medical Record Review form is updated. (Please check the link to access the form)

    HRPP Policies and Procedures Update:
    Policy of Patient Enrollment in Clinical Research is updated and posted in the Policies and Procedures section of this website. Please check the policy details and practice instructions. (Patient Enrollment in Clinical Research)
    Announcement For 2019-2020 Graduate students Planning To Conduct Research Projects That Involve Human Subjects:
    The IRB has established a new student support service to help graduate students with IRB submissions to expedite the review and approval process. (please check the link for details

    Important Announcement for IRB Submissions:
    In order to expedite and facilitate the review process of your research submissions at the IRB office, please make sure to send the IRB application, research protocol/proposal and all related documents as a hard copy to the IRB office and as a SOFT COPY to the​​ email address. Please specify the name of the PI and the title of the research study in the email subject line to facilitate channeling your application to the right IRB office.