Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University regards the use of humans and animals in research, and teaching to be an integral component of continued progress in education and science. The university expects all researchers to maintain the highest standards of ethics and professionalism when conducting research on living creatures and to be operated in accordance with applicable Shari’a provisions, Kingdom’s Law and IAU regulations and guidelines.


Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University Standing Committee for Research Ethics on Living Creatures (SCRELC) shall ensure the welfare, well-being and humane care and use of all Living Creatures used in research, and that research conducted at its premises is ethical, scientifically justified, and performed in accordance with Shari’a and the Kingdom’s Law and regulations.

Areas of Expertise

  • Project management
  • Clinical trials
  • Medical and related biological sciences
  • Sociological , humanities and behavioral sciences
  • Service delivery research
  • Health economics/sustainability research
  • Maternal and infant health
  • Epidemiology, data management and biostatistics analysis.

Administrative Decision to Form Standing Committee For Research Ethics On Living Creature

The Standing Committee For Research Ethics On Living Creature at Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University Re-establish Based On Administrative Decision No:60908/42 Date 4/7/1440H

Implementing Regulations of the Law of Ethics of Research on Living Creatures for Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University

Published on: 26 October 2014
Last update on: 20 October 2019
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