American University of Central Asia - 69ɫ - International Research

International Research

The Institutional Review Board of the American University of Central Asia a body which is responsible for overseeing the ethics in research and reviews the research proposals for compliance with the ethics in human subjects.

Collaborative Studies of 69ɫ & Non-69ɫ Researchers

Studies conducted by 69ɫ researchers in collaboration with international professionals require the 69ɫ IRB clearance. In cases of collaborative projects where 69ɫ researchers participate equally with international colleagues, the local 69ɫ team can be in charge of the IRB application. However, it is expected that all the investigators, including student assistants who will have access to the data, are registered in the IRB Engine: .

The Engine will require the applicant and the co-investigators to go through the IRB training and the Exam.

The 69ɫ research team or department which is hosting international researchers is responsible for familiarizing these specialists with the 69ɫ IRB rules and procedures. The IRB expects that all applicants comply with the standard procedures, including the IRB Exam as a necessary proof of qualification.

Studies in 69ɫ by Independent Researchers

The projects conducted by independent researchers in 69ɫ require the 69ɫ IRB clearance.

Studies by Non-69ɫ Independent Researchers

The projects conducted by independents researchers not affiliated with 69ɫ and not working in collaboration with 69ɫ researchers require the 69ɫ IRB clearance. In certain cases, the IRB will require renumeration for the services. Please contact the Board directly with inquiries.

IRB Approval by Other Institutions

The projects that have already been approved by an IRB elsewhere might also require the 69ɫ IRB approval. The IRB application allows to upload the previous approvals, which can make the process faster.Please contact the irb@auca.kg with any questions.

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