Institutional research ethics committee

IREC is established to meet both local and international regulations for protection of human subjects in researchIts purpose is to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects recruited to participate in research activates conducted under the auspices of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).The guideline principles of the IREC as per the Policy and Guidelines of Research Ethics (link).The principles of respect for persons beneficence and justice are accepted as critical considerations for the ethical conduct of human subjects’ researchILRI policy and guidelines require that all research involving human subjects be reviewed and approved by IREC prior to initiation of the research. This requirement applies human research conducted by ILRI staff, collaborators and staffs on and off campus regardless of the funding support for the project.Research involving human subjects includes the collection of data about or from human subjects (including surveys) and the use of existing data (including specimens)Any change to a project after the IREC approval must be submitted for review and approval before implementing. Continuing review is also required at regular intervals for certain protocols.The IREC requires principle investigator (PI) and other research team members to complete and document appropriate training in the protection of human subjects.Additionally, the IREC is tasked with monitoring ongoing research for adherence to country regulations and institutional policies and guidelines.The ILRI IREC look forward to working with you.More information is available on this website or by the email: irecmailbox@cgiar.orgThe current chair of IREC is Delia Grace