Committee on Human Subjects in Research (CHSR)
All research involving human subjects under the jurisdiction of the Lebanese American University and its affiliates (UMCRH) must be submitted to the Committee on Human Subjects in Research (CHSR) for review and approval prior to initiation.
Applications and all supporting documents must be sent both electronically and hard copy
- Electronically by email to Karmen Baroudy at email@example.com , and
- One Hard copy of all documents to the Office of the Chairman of the CHSR Dr. C. Daher (3rd floor Dorms A, Byblos Campus)
NB: If a study involves extramural funding such as external Funding Agencies, Contract Research Organizations (CRO) or Pharmaceutical companies where a contract in required, clearance must be secured from the legal department at UMCRH / LAU before submission to the CHSR.
The CHSR charges a fee for review of research studies involving human subjects as detailed below. Payment is expected independent of the CHSR decision and is due within 30 days of receipt of invoice. For any questions, please contact the office of the CHSR by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Effective February 2011, the fee schedule for LAU CHSR review is as follows:
|Initial Submission - Pharmaceutical Sponsored Studies||$1500 plus VAT|
|Annual Continuing Review Submission - Pharmaceutical Sponsored Studies||$500 plus VAT|
|Initial Submission - Extramural Funding Agencies||$200 plus VAT|
|Annual Continuing Review Submission - Extramural Funding Agencies||$50 plus VAT|
|Initial Submission - submitted by Non-LAU faculty and staff and conducted outside LAU premises||$500 plus VAT|
Annual Continuing Review Submission - submitted by Non-LAU
faculty and staff and conducted outside LAU premises
|$200 plus VAT|
|Type of Review*||Timelines**||Required Application***|
Review will take at least 30-45 days from date of submission
(complete submission must be at least 2 weeks prior to the next scheduled meeting)
|Expedited Review||Review will take 20 days from date of submission||
|Exempt Review||Review will take 5 days from date of submission||
*Detailed explanation for the different Types of Review can be found under Guidance Documents
**Timelines noted are for complete submissions. If a submission is missing documents, the submission will be returned to the PI with clarifications. Timelines also vary if there are any major concerns to the project submitted
*** All submissions must include a Completed and Signed Application along with all required documents as noted at the beginning of each application.
*** Whenever required, all investigators on the application must complete and sign the Investigator Financial Disclosure Form