The An-Najah IRB is composed of twelve members representing the Faculties of Medicine and Health sciences (with its constituents), Sciences, Arts, Engineering and Physical Education colleges. It also has a university attorney and Sharea'a expert who are familiar with local regulations, as well as two lay individuals who are familiar with human research. There is also an Ex-Officio non-voting member who represents the administration (the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences). The Board is chaired by Hasan Fitian, MD, who has been charged also with IRB continuous development at the institution. To ensure familiarity with research issues and the issues that led to the formation of the Board, all members complete the online course on Human Participant Protections Education for Research Teams. (

Institutional Review Board (IRB)