The long-awaited launch of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) will take place 8.30am this Thursday, March 23 at a ceremony to be held in the Freida Brown Student Center’s third floor restaurant area.

The Board, which was formed following the university’s accreditation by the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) in November 2016, is mandated to review, approve and oversee research proposals involving primary data. The launch cements the university’s commitment to fostering innovative interdisciplinary research and improving USIU-Africa’s research profile.