Institutional Review Board for research involving human subjects

Scientific research involving humans is subject to ethical rules, regarding the research conduct, its results, and its effects on its subjects and on the society in general. The role of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) is to ensure that all studies involving human subjects conducted under the College’s auspices abide by these rules.

Research on humans shall not be conducted at any level, whether by researchers or students, without prior approval by the Institutional or Departmental IRB. The scholar proposing the research must apply to the IRB through the online system in order to receive authorization. 

The IRB examines all research proposals in light of ethical principles, including balancing of benefit versus risk, proper treatment of subjects including safeguarding their health, dignity and rights, respect for confidentiality, transparency and free consent, with special consideration for at-risk and vulnerable populations. 

Every principal researcher and every researcher who comes into verbal or physical contact with research participants is required to complete a course on Good Clinical Practice with Human Subjects (GCP certificate). This document affirms completion of the training course and is a condition for examination of the research proposal by the IRB.  

The IRB is not a substitute for the Helsinki Committee and cannot authorize studies which require Helsinki committee approval. 

The dates for submitting research proposals to the Tel-Hai College IRB
for the 2022-23 academic year are listed below.

20 December, 2023

30 January, 2024

10 April 2024 

20 June, 2024

30 August, 2024

27 October, 2024

For inquiries, requests and submissions, please contact Avishay Lev at [email protected]