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IRB Overview


The Egyptian National Cancer Institute (NCI-Egypt) has a Federal-wide Assurance (FWA) with the Office of Human Research Protection (OHRP) in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). In the FWA, the Institutional Official, that is the NCI-Egypt Vice Dean for Research (and Post-graduate Education) (VDR), certifies that NCI-Egypt assures that all activities related to human subjects’ research, regardless of the funding source, are guided by the ethical principles of the Declaration of Helsinki and the Belmont Report. In addition, research sponsored by National or other funding agencies has to abide by their corresponding regulations. Under the umbrella of the NCI-Egypt, the Institutional Review Board (IRB) is charged with the prior review and approval of all research involving human participants at ENCI and other research sites, unless the research was granted an exempt from IRB review status, upon review of submitted relevant information.