PSU Institutional Review Board
All studies and experiments conducted in human participants first must obtain Prince Sultan University Institutional Review Board (PSU IRB) approval in order to protect participants' interests.
Royal Decree No. (M / 59) on 14/09/1431 H, was issued approving the law of research ethics on living creatures, which was prepared by the National Committee of Bioethics. It aims to develop general principles and necessary regulations to deal with living creatures, or parts, or there of genetic material in the field of research, in the light of professional ethics and in a manner compatible with the Sharia. It consists of fifteen chapters organized by topics and situations that are governed by the law (http://bioethics.kacst.edu.sa/)
In line with Royal Decree No. (M / 59) [National Committee of Bio Ethics (NCBE), King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)], Prince Sultan University Institutional Review Board (PSU IRB) is committed to protecting the rights of human participants in research.
The key objective of the PSU IRB is to comply with the law of research ethics on living creatures, which aims to monitor the implementation of the bioethics research standards, for improvement establish health, preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic and psychological aspects with respect for human dignity, justice, and beneficence, and maintaining individuals’ rights, communities as consistent with the Islamic law, traditions and customs of Saudi Arabia.