Strathmore University Institution Review Board (SU-IRB)

Strathmore University IRB is accredited by the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) to conduct ethics reviews of Research protocols in human and behavioural sciences. The main SU IRB is responsible for reviewing proposals that have major ethical and scientific risks e.g. clinical trials.

However, a subcommittee of the IRB is also involved in reviewing proposals with minimal ethical risks and also deal with ethical approvals for undergraduate, masters and PhD research proposals from within and outside Strathmore University. Scientific approval of undergraduate, masters and PhDs are decentralized to the Schools and Faculties.

Some of the statutory mandates informing the IRB Strathmore University include:-

  1. National Science and Technology Act (Cap 250), 1979;
  2. ICH Good Clinical Practices Guidelines;
  3. Research Clearance in Kenya (NCST No. 15, 1984);
  4. International Guiding Principles for Biomedical Research Involving Animals;
  5. Council for International Organizations for Medical Sciences (CIOMS), 1985;
  6. Belmont Report; and other internationally accepted best practices in the conduct of clinical research in human subjects.


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Contact Details

Madaraka Estate
Ole Sangale Road, PO Box 59857,
00200 City Square
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: 0703-034000, 0703-034200