Introduction 

The University of Dammam (UOD) as a research institution under the guidance of Prophet Muhammad (May Allah's prayers and peace be upon him) who said “Allah loves that if one does a job he perfects it” seeks to  excel in research to have results that are based on scientifically sound research methods. To achieve this objective UOD  has focused  not only on outlining the policy of scientific research, but also to attain a vigorous pace for the development and application of measures to ensure the mastering of research through implementation. In addition to the importance of establishing the necessary safe research environment, UOD has adopted both relevant local regulations and international standards to have a suitable working environment and ensure the safety of human and living creatures involved in research. University of Dammam has formed a Standing Committee for Research Ethics on Living Creatures to abide by the Kingdom’s law of Research Ethics on Living Creatures. The National Committee of Bioethics has also established a Monitoring Office for Research and Research Ethics as a guide for the researchers to work according to the rules, regulations and ethics that are required to ensure the quality of scientific research intended to be conducted at their research institutions. UOD is working to achieve the set objectives of its strategic plan to be not only a first class educational and a research institution, but also to significantly contribute to scientific knowledge in order to achieve the goals of social development through adopting quality research, to have scientifically sound publishable results. The University aims to be seen as a home of great minds and a global research beacon with the grace of almighty Allah.

Administrative Decision to Established Monitoring Office For Research and Research Ethics

The Monitoring Office For Research and Research Ethics at University Of Dammam establish based on administrative Decision No 57750 Date 1/11/1435H

The Goals of Monitoring office for Research and Research Ethics

1- Ensuring the conduction of research according to the implementing regulation for research on living creatures at the University

2- Coordinating between the Standing Committee for Research Ethics on Living Creatures and researchers

3- Representing the Standing Committee in the colleges and institutions of the University in which the vital research will be conducted by the executive committees

Implementing Regulations of the Law of Ethics of Research on Living Creatures