Research and Development Solutions IRB  

Research and Development Solutions (RADS) are registered under Institutional Review Board (IRB) that has been formally designated to approve monitor and review biomedical and behavioral research. We review health, employment, social determinants, and demographics research. 
The primary function or role of the IRB is to safeguard human subjects by training researchers in research ethics and best practices and reviewing research proposals. In reviewing a research protocol the IRB must balance the research’s risk to the human subjects with the benefits to society

The primary purpose of the IRB is to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects involved in research activities and look at proposed scientific methods to ensure the highest quality research.

Our Goals: 

To promote the safety and well-being of human participants · 
To ensure adherence to the ethical values and principles underlying research ·    
To ensure that only ethical and scientifically valid research is implemented ·    
To allay concerns by the general public about the responsible conduct of research.

 Does Your Study/Research Require IRB Review? 

Determining whether or not a project meets the federal definition of human subject’s research is a two-step process.
1. The investigator must determine if the project meets the definition of research and, if so,
2. determine if the project includes human subjects.

A project requires IRB review if it includes both research and human subjects. If your activity is research but does not involve human subjects as defined in the regulations your activity does not fall under the purview of the IRB

RADS IRB reviews studies that include human subjects including children. This can be in social sciences, epidemiology etc., including research with children or minors. We do not review protocols that include biological (including fetus related biological testing) or drug testing or laboratory based research.


We are responsible for encouraging research activities to benefit the advancement of knowledge of human conditions. At the same time we assumes responsibility for ensuring the conditions for protecting human subjects as required by the National Research Act, public Law 93- 348 and implemented by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) We require that information given to participants as part of informed consent is in accordance with appropriate laws, regulations, and international standards. The IRB may require that additional information be given to the participants when, in the IRB's judgment, the information would meaningfully add to the protection of the rights and welfare of participants

How to Apply:

Anyone wants to apply for IRB review send their IRB applications at Applications are open on every 1st of the month. If Applications are submitted till 7th of month then it will consider on that month after 7th that application will consider next month.

Review Timeline:
Our Review time period is 4 weeks for normal processing and 10 days for expedited processing

Decision Making:
Approved: Approval is granted with no revisions necessary. ·       
Approved subject to required modifications: If minor changes or clarifications are needed, the IRB Chairperson overseeing the application may approve the research on behalf of the committee once the revisions are completed. ·     
Non-approval or disapproval: When a proposal does not fit the required standards, it will be disapproved. A disapproval occurs when the IRB has determined the protocol has risks that outweigh the benefits of participation and/or the application is significantly deficient in other areas.
The application may be re-submitted only after complete revision.

IRB Fees

35,000 PKR for normal processing and 50,000 for expedited processing. These fees cover the logistics costs including those paid to accommodate extramural reviewers.

IRB Chair Person 
Dr. Adnan Khan 

Dr. Ayesha Khan    
Ms. Huma Chugtai  
Dr. Umbrin Saleem
Ms. Shazia Naseer
Dr. Khurram Azmat
Ms. Sehrish Anwar
Ms. Khadija Abbas
Ms. Asmita Bano   
Mr. Inam Ul Haq ·     
Ms. Hania Hussain
Mr. Nizar Ali

Why RADS? 

We have the professional competence necessary to review the specific research activities presented.
We have effective knowledge of subject populations and other factors that can foreseeably contribute to a determination of a risk-benefit ratio to subjects and subjects’ informed consent.
We are able to judge the adequacy and accuracy of information on the informed consent document, advertising, and other materials distributed to the subjects.
If you have any questions or query please contact us at

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