The Institutional Review Board (IRB)
The University of Liberia (UL) Institutional Review Board (IRB) was established in 2005 through a collaborative agreement between the Atlantic Center for Research & Evaluation (PIRE) based in the United States and the University of Liberia for the purpose of conducting research in a post-conflict setting.
The UL-IRB has a membership of seven (7) professionals of diverse backgrounds and experiences in their respective areas of expertise. With a quorum of two-third majority in rendering decisions, it had been able to resolve ethical issues regarding the protection of human subjects in research, with limited resources, in Liberia, a resource-constrained, post-conflict country. It has a “Policy and Procedure” Handbook as its guiding principles for the conduct of research in Liberia.
The UL-IRB receives and approves protocols from national and international investigators, including research institutions, intending to conduct human subject-related research in Liberia. Protocols which involve Social Behavior, Educational, Clinical and Biomedical research-related methods are accepted for review.
Inquiries regarding IRB-related matters and submission of IRB applications should be directed to:
Jemee K. Tegli, BBA
UL-PIRE AFRICA Africa Center
A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine
University of Liberia