Our mission is to provide oversight, administrative support and educational training concerning regulatory and ethical issues related to human, animal and basic science research.
WCM-Q is dedicated to ensuring that all WCM-Q research is conducted according to applicable regulations, international ethical standards and University policy.
Please note that the approvals and relevant trainings outlined here are required of all research projects and researchers before any project work commences.
These pages were developed both to guide the new researcher (principal investigators, research assistants, student researchers, etc.) through the expectations of oversight, references to the process, and to provide easy access to links to internal and external resources related to research.
The pages to follow will outline possible requirements to ensure the integrity of the research, provide access to a number of references of and make introduction to
- Institutional Review Board (Ethics Committee) for Research involving Human Subjects
- Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) for Research involving Animals
- Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) for Research involving Infectious Agents, Biohazards, and certain types of DNA/RNA
The Supreme Council of Health Assurance Number for WCM-Qatar is SCH-A-WCMCQ-joint-002
The Office of Research Integrity can be contacted by email at