Institutional Review Board (IRB) Registration
Only institutions or organizations that have their own Institutional Review Board(s) (IRB) or Independent Ethics Committee (s) (IEC) should submit an IRB/IEC Registration form. Institutions that do not have their own IRB/IEC but rely on the IRB/IEC of another institution should not submit an IRB Registration.
All human subjects' research, except for research exempted or waived in accordance with Guidelines, Regulations and Policies for Research Involving Human Subjects established by the Qatar Ministry of Public Health, will be reviewed, prospectively approved, and subject to continuing review at least annually by the designated IRB(s). The IRB(s) will have authority to approve, require modifications in, or disapprove the covered human subjects' research. For research approved by the IRB(s), further appropriate review and approval may be required by the entity conducting or supporting the research or by officials of the institution holding the Assurance.
Institutional Review Board (IRB) Assurance
Each institution that is engaged in human subjects' research must submit an Assurance to Department of Research of the Ministry of Public Health. In general, an institution is engaged in human subject's research whenever: (a) the institution's employees or agents intervene or interact with human subjects for research purposes; (b) the institution's employees or agents obtain individually identifiable private information about human subjects for research purposes; or (c) the institution receives Qatari funds to conduct human subject's research, even where all activities involving human subjects are carried out by subcontractor or collaborator. The Assurance Signatory Official must be authorized to represent and commit the entire institution and all of its components to a legally-binding agreement.