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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 and 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.

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IRB Workshop for Graduate Sudents:  

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) at the American University of Beirut in coordination with the Graduate Council (GC) will carry out the first guidance and assistance workshop for graduate students who are working on their Project/Thesis on Oct 8, 2018. (please follow this link for details and registration)

The HRPP/IRB offices have moved to the Halim and Aida Daniel Academic and Clinical Center (ACC) building, third floor.

A new form and guidance document for reporting an "Unanticipated Problem Involving Risks to Subjects or Others (UPIRSOs), including Adverse Events (AEs)" has been released (

Important Notice: IRB submissions and all related documents should be submitted by Hand to the IRB office (See details)

IRB Submission Fees: Updates in Bank Information (See details) 

The Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) at the American University of Beirut achieved the desired excellent results in the Joint Commission International (JCI) surveillance that was held between April 3 and April 7, 2017 at the AUB Medical Center
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Updated Policies for Human Research Protection Program at AUBMC - please follow the link for details: 

New Policy on the Human Subject Research at AUBMC (Click Here to Access the Policy)

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.

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PO BOX: 11-0236 F15
Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2020

Tel: 00961 1 374374, ext: 5445
Fax: 000961 1 738025


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