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About Ewha

Center for Research Compliance

The school of continuing education of Ewha Womans University

The school of continuing education of Ewha Womans University


IRB : University-Industry Cooperation
         Building #525
IACUC/IBC : Pfeiffer Hall #310


IRB : +82-2-3277-7152/7154
IACUC/IBC : +82-2-3277-3646





Aimed to establish a comprehensive management system of research ethics, ‘Research Compliance Center’ was established in August 2015 as an affiliated organization of the headquarter. It is consisted of Institutional Review Board(IRB), Institutional Animal Care Use Committee(IACUC), Institutional Biosafety Committee(IBC), and Research Integrity Committee.

Institutional Review Board(IRB)

Ewha IRB was established in 2007 as a direct Presidential Committee. The committee's functions are listed below:

  • - Review the ethical and scientific feasibility of the researches that are conducted on campus,
       such as human subject researches,or those that involve human derived materials. Then give approval to the researchers.
  • - Investigate and supervise the overall process and the outcome of the researches that are given ethical approval
  • - Protect the personal data of any vulnerable participant
  • - Prepare ethical guidelines for the researchers
Institutional Animal Care Use Committee(IACUC)

Ewha IACUC provides safety guidelines for researchers, reviews experimental plans, and monitors whether animal experiments are conducted ethically for the animal welfare. The committee's functions are listed below as follows:

  1. - Examine the ethics, scientific feasibility of animal testing plan and post-approval monitoring
  2. - Instruct and supervise animal experiments in compliance with ANIMAL PROTECTION ACT
  3. - Require the Institutional Official(IO) for necessary measures for the protection and ethical handling of laboratory animals
  4. - Confirmation and evaluation of education and training for operators and workers in animal testing facilities
  5. - Others stipulated in the ANIMAL PROTECTION ACT and the LABORATORY ANIMAL ACT
Institutional Biosafety Committee(IBC)

Ewha IBC, aimed to ensure the biosafety of the experiment conduced in campus labs, investigates, reviews, and advises on the sectors listed below. In addition, the committee may require the investigator to report on the experimental matters related to biosafety, if necessary.

  1. - Risk assessment and approval of experiments involving genetic recombination experiments
  2. - Biosafety education and training and health management
  3. - Enactment and Revision of Biosafety Regulations
  4. - Secure biological safety in institution