Strathmore University IRB is accredited by the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) to conduct ethics reviews of Research protocols in human and behavioral sciences. The main SU IRB is responsible for reviewing proposals that have major ethical and scientific risks e.g. clinical trials.

However, a subcommittee of the IRB is also involved in reviewing proposals with minimal ethical risks and also deal with ethical approvals for undergraduate, masters and PhD research proposals from within and outside Strathmore University. Scientific approval of undergraduate, masters and PhDs are decentralized to the Schools and Faculties.

Some of the statutory mandates informing the IRB Strathmore University include:-

  1. National Science and Technology Act (Cap 250), 1979;
  2. ICH Good Clinical Practices Guidelines;
  3. Research Clearance in Kenya (NCST No. 15, 1984);
  4. International Guiding Principles for Biomedical Research Involving Animals;
  5. Council for International Organizations for Medical Sciences (CIOMS), 1985;
  6. Belmont Report; and other internationally accepted best practices in the conduct of clinical research in human subjects.

RHInnO Ethics

SU-IRB has since adopted RHInnO Ethics, an online Protocol Management System. RHInnO Ethics offers cloud-based management of the research ethics review process. Its basis is facilitating the management from protocol submission to review to approval to follow-up. Researchers will find it easy to upload their files, receive immediate feedback that submission is complete, and can follow progress of the review. A researcher will be required to create an account by completing the fields as well as attaching necessary research documents. To submit a protocol to the SU-IRB, CLICK HERE

Please note the  RHInnO Ethics platform has been upgraded to a newer version, i.e. RHInnO Ethics 2.1

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