American University of Sharjah has an ethical and legal responsibility to review all proposed research projects and activities involving humans as subjects to ensure compliance with internationally recognized principles and regulations governing the protection of humans participating in research.
All research protocols involving the participation of humans must be submitted to and approved by the AUS Institutional Review Board (IRB) before any study is undertaken. This includes research conducted by AUS faculty, staff and students, whether externally or internally funded, or self-funded, conducted either on- or off-campus. Further, any research conducted on AUS campus by AUS or non-AUS affiliates requires IRB approval.
The AUS IRB has the authority to approve, modify or disapprove studies; to require progress reports; to oversee the conduct of ongoing research; and to suspend, terminate approval or place restrictions on active studies.
To view the IRB Guide and forms, click here (log in required).