Student Research

Undergraduate Academic Project /Graduate Academic Project (e.g., Thesis, Dissertation, etc.)

Submissions by undergraduate and graduate Liberian students based at foreign academic institutions will be reviewed and determination made on a case-by-case basis in consideration of whether the project is funded or not, among others.
Additionally, submissions by Research and Career Track Faculties based at Liberian academic institutions may be exempted from the fees structure based on the review and determination made on a case-by-case basis in consideration of whether the project is funded or not, among others.

Deadline for Submission of Application

Researcher must submit the document three weeks prior to the next Board meeting.

Student Application

Applications shall be submitted under the responsibility of a supervisor involved in the oversight of the student’s work or in the student’s name, co-signed by the supervisor.

Study submission requirements: Application for Ethical Review and Approval

All applications for ethical review of research should be submitted to the NREB Secretariat. To facilitate the process,
we advise prospective researchers to bring along one hard-copy of the protocol or email for pre-review prior to final submission for committee review.

Additional Requirements by Undergraduates, Masters and Postgraduate Students:

  • Covering letter and CV of supervisor
  • Covering letter from school/college
  • Students not taking their academic program in Liberia are required to identify a local supervisor and submit his/her covering letter and CV

Number of Copies of Protocol for Submission:

  • PhD Student Protocol: Applicant shall submit fifteen (15) comb-bounded copies of the full research protocol with the items indicated and where applicable, and an email version with protocol title and PI’s or Supervisor’s name stated on it.
  • Fellowship Students: Applicant shall submit fifteen (15) comb-bounded copies of the full research protocol with the items indicated and where applicable, and an email version with protocol title and PI’s or Supervisor’s name stated on it.
  • Masters Student protocols: Applicant shall submit five (5) comb-bounded copies of the full research protocol with the items indicated above and where applicable, and an email version with protocol title & PI’s or Supervisor’s name stated on it.
  • Undergraduate Student Protocols: Applicant shall submit five (5) comb-bounded copies of the full research protocol with the items indicated above and where applicable, and an email with protocol title & PI’s or Supervisor’s name stated on it.

Protocol Presentation Format: Standard Font size – 12, double spacing, and pages printed on one-sided only.

Protocol Arrangement: Arrangements of the protocol shall follow the same sequence as outlined above.

Protocol Numbering: All protocols must be numbered appropriately and separately from all other supporting documents such as: letters, participant Information Sheets &Consent forms, Questionnaires, CVs etc. Information Sheets, Consent forms, Questionnaires, CVs etc. must all be numbered separately.

Mode of Submission: All memos are to be addressed to the below contact:

Director (and/or Chair)
National Research Ethics Board (NREB)
First Floor West, John F. Kennedy Medical Center
Monrovia, Liberia
Email:
nreb.liberia.gov@gmail.com