In compliance with the provisions of the Saudi Law of Ethics of Research on Living Creatures and regulations, and under guidelines of the National Committee of Bioethics (NCBE), Alfaisal University founded and registered an Institutional Review Board (IRB) under the number (HA-01-R-058). The Board consists of 13 members: a chairman, vice chairman, and 11 members in various specialties, including Medicine, Business, Engineering, Science, Pharmacy, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Public Health, and a community representative. In addition, the IRB has a designated coordinator.
The IRB is regulated by the NCBE with the mandate to review human subject research studies that take place within Alfaisal University. The purpose of review is to determine if the proposed research meets certain established regulatory, and ethical criteria of the Law of Ethics of Research on Living Creatures. and its regulations, and in compliance with the guidelines of the NCBE. The IRB licenses and monitors the conduct of human subject research at Alfaisal University.
To promote and support the creation and dissemination of knowledge through world-class research at Alfaisal University by serving as a resource for the ethical conduct of research following the provisions of the Law of Ethics of Research on Living Creatures and its regulations and in compliance with the guidelines of the NCBE.