The DI is committed to objectivity, integrity and ethics in research, and implements policies for that purpose in line with applicable regulations and international best practices.
The DI maintains an active Assurance with the Qatar Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) regarding the protection of human subjects in research. The DI's IRB Registration number is MOPH-DI-IRB-012.

Any human subject research to be conducted or supported by DI faculty, staff or students, must be approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) before proceeding with the activity.

To submit a package for IRB review, please fill out the following documents: 

IRB package checklist

Informed consent template

Upon completion of the required documents, please send the full application to

Please note that the review of submitted applications takes approximately 2-4 weeks from the date of submission. 

To inform the IRB of any unanticipated problems that have occured during your research, please fill out the following form: 

Report on Occurence of Unanticipated Problems

For more information about human subject research ethics, please contact: