The Ecole Supérieure en Informatique 08-MAI-1945 of Sidi Bel Abbes (ESI-SBA) and The Computer Science Research Laboratory of Sidi Bel-Abbes (LabRI-SBA) have an Institutional Review Board responsible for ensuring the ethical protection of the rights and welfare of human subjects involved in research activities. This board ensures that all research activities involving human subjects conducted under the auspices of ESI-SBA and LabRI-SBA are ethically and methodologically sound, in accordance with public law and societal expectations.
The Institutional Review Board is a highly professional committee that reviews and approves human research protocols across various disciplines, as well as all related processes and documents, to ensure the protection of human subjects’ rights and welfare above all other considerations. The board has the authority to approve, require modifications, or disapprove all research activities falling within its jurisdiction, in accordance with ethical principles for the protection of human subjects. It operates independently to uphold its ethical mission without compromise and without any perception of conflict of interest or undue in uence of power.
The Ecole Supérieure en Informatique 08-MAI-1945 of Sidi Bel Abbes (ESI-SBA) and The Computer Science Research Laboratory of Sidi Bel-Abbes (LabRI-SBA), are the sole entities subject to the obligation of ESI-SBA’s IRB for approving research proposals involving human subjects. Any collaborative projects involving research activities conducted at locations other than these institutes must be approved by the IRB of ce of those locations. Before initiating any research activity outside of Algeria, the activity must obtain the necessary ethical permission from the foreign nation.


ESI-SBA receives all submissions via email at:  


New application:

1. Updated CV for each listed investigator.
2. Authorization to conduct the study:
      – Approval from the supervisor (for students).
      – Director/Institutional approval.
3. Informed Consent Forms (English): Depending on the scope of your study, you will choose between the Biomedical informed consent template or the Social Studies informed consent.
4. Recruitment materials for participants ( flyers/emails/posters): This content will inform the public about your study. It should contain suf cient details to enable individuals to determine if they are eligible and willing to participate.
5. Questionnaire/survey/interview scripts.
6. If the research will be conducted at a location within Algeria but outside ESI-SBA, a letter of authorization to access that site is required.
7. For research conducted outside of Algeria: Approval from the foreign country’s IRB or equivalent competent authority is mandatory.


Amendment request:

Kindly note that you have the option to request an amendment at any point during the approval period (one year). It’s important to understand that any alterations made to the approved research plan could potentially invalidate your IRB approval. All proposed amendments must be formally submitted to the IRB for review, and no changes can be
implemented until official IRB approval has been granted.

Required documents:
1. Cover memo (indicating a request for modification, along with comprehensive details and justification for the proposed amendment).
2. ALL revised documents (outline/specify your amendments).
3. Supervisor (for students) and Director/Institutional approval.

Renewal application:

1. Annual Continuation Request Form (a summary outlining the progress achieved over the previous year and the current number of participants recruited at the time of submission).
2. Endorsement from the Director to continue the study.


1. The applicant submits the research project/study for review.
2. The application is reviewed by an IRB analyst to ensure that all required documents are provided.
3. Once the application is deemed complete, it is assigned for further review.

4. Following the review process, the applicant is notified of the committee’s decision:
they may be requested to fulfill certain requirements recommended by the committee, or they receive an approval letter and may commence research (valid for one year).
5. If the investigator intends to extend their study beyond the approval period, they must apply for an IRB renewal.