Institutional Research Ethics Committee (IREC) was established to review and consider for approval all ILRI research activities involving human subjects with a view to safeguard their dignity, rights, safety and well-being and the wider community.

An application for ethics review of a research study is made by the Principal Investigator (PI) for that study. All applications must be in English and submitted through the research compliance online review platform. The IREC secretariat then checks all submitted applications for completeness and correctness. Only complete applications are sent to IREC Members for review.

IREC acknowledges that the foundation for effective implementation of all facets of ILRI human research ethics and for efforts to promote compliance lies in a comprehensive and mandatory education program for all its members. It is therefore the policy of IREC that all its members complete initial and ongoing trainings as necessary.

The objective of the IREC Guideline Manual is to provide guidance to ILRI IREC in ensuring quality and consistency in the ethical review of research conducted by or at ILRI.
Please refer to the manual for further information.

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