Research Center

We facilitate the institutional research process and encourage the staff and students to participate in original research activities.

About Us

The Ibn Sina National College Research Center (ISNC-RC), a multi-program research initiative, was initiated in 2014 by the Dean of ISNC under the executive authority entrusted to him by the Faculty Board. Extensive planning efforts have taken place since then, including development of a strategic plan. The ISNC-RC serves and is currently represented by four programs at the institution namely, Medicine, Clinical Pharmacy, Dentistry and Nursing Program.



Investigations by the researchers of these programs include, but are not limited to biomedical,  clinical,  educational  and  public  health.  These  areas  give  ample  opportunities  to  ISNC‐RC,  to  pursue research, education and community service to serve the mission of the Institution.


The ISNC-RC collaborates between four different programs across the college campus, with the  aim of advancing research and outcomes in the field of health sciences


The mission of ISNC-RC is “To facilitate the institutional research process and encourage the  staff and students to participate in original research activities”


Goals and objectives to achieve the research mission.


Goals Objective
1 Institutional  excellence  in  faculty  and  student research Enhance the  collegiate services for support  and  administration of research grants
2 Encourage  inter‐disciplinary  research  approach  within  and  outside  the  institution 1.  Encourage  the students  to  participate  in the  faculty‐directed  research  and  scholarship  activities

2.  Encourage  faculty  to  get  intramural  and  extramural  grants  to  support  the  continuing  research



Executive team



The executive team members include the chairmen of institutional human (IHEC) and animal ethics committee (IAEC), heads of the four program research teams (PRT). The activities of the Operations Committee are broad and encompass all aspects of the ISNC-RC function including education, potential joint equipment purchases, progress of seminar/work shop series, and all the administrative aspects of the center



Ethical committees


The institutional ethical committee human and animal along with the research committee are charged with the responsibilities of overseeing research activities and compliance with the ethical standards of research at ISNC. The institutional Ethical Committee’s follow the National Committee of Medical and Bioethics, approved by the Royal Decree on 18/5/1422 H guidelines



Program Research Teams


ISNC-RC comprises of our programs (medicine, clinical pharmacy, dentistry and nursing), each of these four program is represented by Program Research Team (PRT) with a heads. The PRT heads have a joint leadership in the ISNC-RC.

Research Governance

Facilitate the institutional research process and encourage the staff and students to participate in original research activities. Screen new proposals submitted by the staff and students for internal grants and external aid. Ethical committee to evaluate, approve and monitor the proposals received for their compliance. Compilation of publications of the institution as a database for future reference. Integration of research in teaching Medicine, Dentistry, Pharm. D.  and Nursing programs aspirants at the institution .



Research Integrity

Guidelines of research practices at ISNC

National Policy for Science and Technology” by Ministry of Economy and Planning and Code of Ethics for Healthcare Practitioners by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties Department of Medical Education and Postgraduate Studies, these provide general principle, guidelines and standards of good practices for individual and organizational research in the kingdom.

The research governance at ISNC and ISNC-RC uses these principles, guidelines and standards as a framework to build its own internal guidelines, revise or redraft them when required. Therefore these internal guidelines are a set of guiding principles and practices to inform researchers at ISNC.

These internal guidelines apply to all research work carried at ISNC, both staff and students. The ISNC research committee encourages all its staff (supervisors) to apply these guidelines even to courses with research component in them.



Research Ethics

ISNC is committed to high ethical standards for the benefit of both the researcher and the participant, therefore it is mandatory to obtain ethical approval for all research involving human and animals participants. Ethical approval is mandatory for all studies involving human subjects including use of data derived from them in the form of questionnaires. Any research work requiring ethical approval, must not begin without full ethical approval. Conducting research in absence of a written ethical approval is considered as research misconduct.  .

Please note ethical approval shall never be granted in retrospect. Data can be collected ONLY after obtaining a formal written ethical approval, any data collected before the written approval cannot be used


How to applyRefer to research proposal submission booklet.


Review procedure



Pre-proposals must be submitted to the office of research center for review and authorization in event of one of the following

1. The sponsoring agency requests a institutional signature.

2.The sponsor requires a detailed budget of the proposal.



Full Proposals:

Full proposal processing includes processing at the program level followed by processing at the research center level. Refer to research proposal submission booklet.


Minimal risk proposal

Application under minimal risk proposal is for registration before data collection commences and for auditing purposes. The institutional ethics committees do not carry out formal review of the proposal. The minimal risk process relies, that the applicant and their supervisor (where appropriate), are able to determine via the checklist within the ethical committee form, the research fits in the minimal risk category. Therefore the responsibility of ethics review is entrusted to the applicant and their supervisor (where appropriate).



Who reviews the research proposal?

Research at ISNC requires ethical committee approvals for all research work as deemed appropriate (human/animal ethics committee). The ethical committees at ISNC comprise of Institutional Human Ethics Committee (IHEC) and Institutional Animal Ethics Committee. The institutional ethics committees have in place established policies and procedures to review and monitor the research work within ISNC or to be carried out elsewhere by the ISNC’s staff and students.



 Researcher External to ISNC:

External researcher who want to recruit staff or student of ISNC should refer to internal guidelines for research at ISNC. The procedure is a permission granting process to ensure only ethically acceptable research can be carried out using staff and/or students and ISNC’s premises.

The external researcher shall provide written responses to the following items,

  1. Provide brief description of the proposed research work including any other specific documents relevant to the proposed research work such as informed consent sheet, survey questionnaire etc.
  2. Provide written ethical approval from the relevant approving body for the proposed research.
  3. Provide assurance that the participant data will be shared freely with ISNC.


ISNC’s staff undertaking research work outside ISNC

The staff undertaking research work outside ISNC and intend to recruit staff or students, in such circumstances the research work should carried out as per ISNC’s acceptable research guidelines. Refer to internal guidelines for research work at ISNC.


 How do I apply?

Email signed application to Research Center at

Click here download the permission request letter


Who gives the permission?

The Dean of ISNC gives the permission to the researcher external to ISNC following an expedited review by the research center and the ethical committees and their recommendation.



Research misconduct

At ISNC research misconduct means falsification, fabrication, distortion, plagiarism, or deviation from universally accepted norms in the scientific community and ISNC for proposing, conducting, reviewing such research work including reporting the research data and authorship issues.



ISNC supports and encourages staff and student to conduct research and publish the research work with high degree of integrity. To secure this goal ISNC has policies in place to curb research misconduct.



1. Policy on research misconduct



2. Policy on reviewing alleged misconduct



3. Policy on protection of whistle blower


It is an obligatory responsibility of all employees or individuals associated with ISNC to report suspected, observed or apparent research misconduct

to the head of research center, chairman of the ethical committees

(human and animal) and/or program research team heads. Report of  suspected research misconduct can also be made directly to the department chair or the Dean.




1. Head Research Center Tel No. 012           Extn: 363,441 Email:


2. Chairman Human Ethics Committee

Tel No. 01263680621      Extn: 237



3. Chairman Animal Ethics Committee Tel No. 01263680621 Extn: 340



4. Program Research Team Head, Medicine Program

Tel No. 01263680621       Extn: 261



5. Program Research Team Head, Clinical Pharmacy Program

Tel No. 01263680621 Extn: 276



6. Program Research Team Head, Dentistry Program

Tel No. 01263680621 Extn: 367



7. Program Research Team Head, Nursing Program

Tel No. 01263680621    Extn: 337


Research Ethics Approval Schedule

To all the faculty members of ISNC.
This is to inform, the research center shall convene the Institutional Review Board (IRB) meeting to approve new research project proposals of 2nd Semester, academic year 2020-21 as scheduled in the table below;
Month Proposal Submission Deadline Scheduled IRB Meeting
January 14/01/2021 28/01/2021
February 24/01/2021 11/02/2021
14/02/2021 25/02/2021
March 28/02/2021 11/03/2021
14/03/2021 25/03/2021
April 28/03/2021 08/04/2021
11/04/2021 15/04/2021
18/04/2021 29/04/2021
May 02/05/2021 13/05/2021
16/05/2021 27/05/2021
June 30/05/2021 09/06/2021
 Please Note:
1. The IRB meeting is scheduled at 01:00-03:00 PM on all the above mentioned dates.
2. The faculty members are advised to submit the project proposals only through ISNC’s E-file sharing system. The E-file sharing system IDs are as mentioned below:

– Medicine Program: PRT-MED

– Clinical Pharmacy Program: PRT-PHARM

– Dentistry Program: PRT-DENT

– Nursing Program: PRT-NURS

3. Please ensure your project proposal is submitted to the PRT E-file sharing pool at least 2 days before the above mentioned submission deadline to be considered for processing and approval by the IRB.

4. For more information regarding the new IRB process please contact the research center or the PRT head of your program.


Your understanding and remembrance in this regard is highly appreciated.


  • * Student Research projects of Pharm. D and Dentistry Program in addition of staff projects of ISNC
  • **Student Research projects of Pharm. D Program in addition of staff projects of ISNC

Research at ISNC

ISNC is a conglomerate of programs giving different discipline of health sciences. Currently research environment at ISNC is conducive for inter-disciplinary/inter-program research. This provides an opportunity to put together cross-cutting themes of research and also bringing together clinicians and academics   within the institution.


At ISNC undergraduate research is aimed at providing training and opportunities to develop research capabilities to undergraduate students. These are aimed at enhancing personal, professional and career skills, with basic courses as well as provide opportunities to participate in staff initiated research projects. ISNC believes in research informed teaching therefore ISNC provides students with generic courses to teach research through class/course-work activities. ISNC considers mentored research skills build in a stepwise manner ranging from “knowledge – create” learned through class/course work and participation in staff initiated research.

“Undergraduate research is a process of inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student to enrich the learning experience and to foster the life-long learning process.”

The research themes identified by ISNC Research Center (ISNC-RC) include,

  1. Biomedical science
  2. Clinical medicine, pharmacy, dentistry and nursing
  3. Educational
  4. Public health


The identified research areas

Medicine Program


Prevalence and determinants of allergic disorders in Makkah region.


Vitamin D and multiple sclerosis.


Gynecological issues in Saudi Arabian teenagers.


Self-directed learning in medical school.


Pharm. D. Program


Clinical / Community Pharmac


Pharmacology and Toxicology


Pharmaceutical Sciences


Learning and teaching


Dentistry Program


Cephalometrics and advanced imaging in craniofacial morphology assessment


Methods of skeletal age and dental age estimation


Pulpal diseases and pulp revascularization strategies


Effectiveness of periodontal therapy


Oral health related quality of life


Effectiveness of technology enhanced learning


Community based epidemiological studies of dental caries and periodontal diseases


Nursing Program

Our Research

ISNC’s Research on Researchgate


ISNC’s Research on Google Scholar


Undergraduate Research opportunities at ISNC

Medicine Program

No. Title of the Project Name of Principal Investigator Contact Information
1. Foot Injuries and ulcers Among Hajj Pilgrims; a cross sectional study. Dr. Yasar Bakr

2. Overweight and obesity in relation to cardiovascular disease risk factors among young adult medical students. Prof. Fathi El-gamal
3. Study of impact of Resit Examination on Progression Rate in an integrated curriculum of Medicine Program. Dr. Suban Gouse


4. Effectiveness of Assessment Planning Tool: A tool for content validity. Dr. Suban Gouse


5. Study of formative use of summative assessment in clinical pharmacy program. Dr. Dibya sunder Panda


6. Basic life support knowledge of healthcare professionals in general hospitals In Makkah region Prof. Fathi El-gamal
7. Student perception on the effectiveness of Problem Based Learning in MBBS curricula in Saudi Arabia. Dr. Shabbir Ahmed
8. Awareness of postpartum psychological reactions Prof. Mahmoud Yousef


9. Adolescent awareness of Diabetes Mellitus in Jeddah City, Saudi Arabia. Ms. Soumya Ponnan


10. Measurement of program learning outcomes (Medicine) Dr. Suban Gouse
11. Quality of antenatal care in Makah region Prof. Mahmoud Yousef

12. Factors affecting self-medication in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Anand Prakash


13. Non- clinical factors affecting trustworthiness of health clinicians. Dr. Anand Prakash


14. Trends and clinical presentation of outpatient visits to primary health care settings, Jeddah city, KSA Prof. Fathi El-gamal
15. Awareness of Mothers about infantile health in Jeddah. Dr. Akondi Raju
16. Relation between Caffeine consumption and Developing Diabetes Mellitus and Hypertension: A Community-Based Study in the City of Jeddah, SA Dr. Hani Atwa
17. Relation between Sleep Disorders and Developing Diabetes Mellitus and Hypertension: A Community-Based Study in the City of Jeddah, SA Dr. Hani Atwa


18. Reference Values For Pulmonary Function Tests In Saudi School Children aged 12 to 18 Year old. Prof. Nasr Arafat


19. Factors affecting educational achievement of medical students at Ibnsina medical college, Jeddah, KSA Prof. Fathi El-gamal
20. Study of Knowledge ,Attitudes and Stated Behaviors of Nursing staff of El-Jeddani Hospital Group about Hepatitis B Infection Prof. Asma Abdulaziz


21. Relationship of exclusive breast-feeding to infections  among Saudi Children Dr. Marwa Hosini


22. A cross sectional questionnaire based study on the Knowledge of Colorectal Cancer awareness and screening among Saudi Population of above 40 years of age in Jeddah, Makkah Province Dr. Suban Gouse


23. Awareness of diabetic foot care amongst Saudi patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and its impact on reducing diabetic foot complications Dr. Mohamed EL Sayed  Hussein Seif



Clinical Pharmacy Program

No. Title of the Project Name of Principal Investigator Contact Information
1. Synthesis and in vitro antimicrobial activity of a dichalcone compound and its novel derivatives Prof. Ekhalas Nassar
2. Chalcones and their derivatives from paracetamol: Synthesis, antimicrobial and anticonvalsunt activities. (old, incomplete) Prof. Ekhalas Nassar
3. Access from Paracetamol to Novel Drugs with Versatile Biological, Physical, Electrochemical and Computational Applications Prof. Ekhalas Nassar
4. Satisfaction of the patients in using insulin pump therapy over  conventional insulin therapy  and  glycemic control , HB A1C in type1 diabetic patients  in Saudi Arabia Dr. Akondi  Raju
5. Cost effectiveness survey of  insulin pump therapy Vs  conventional insulin therapy. Dr. Akondi Raju
6. Pattern of prescription of drugs in geriatric population Dr. Akondi Raju
7. Awareness about the roles and responsibilities of Pharmacists Dr. Akondi Raju
8. Job satisfaction, role and responsibilities of Pharmacists and Pharmacy as a career-A survey. Dr. Akondi Raju
9. Awareness about the complications f dermal fillers among health care professionals and beauticians in Jeddah. Prof. Mohammed Moselhy


10. Awareness about the medication waste management among population in Jeddah. Prof. Mohammed Moselhy


11. Awareness about the sports and exercise in health care among health care professionals, students and community at large in Jeddah. Dr. Akondi Raju
12. Awareness about the diabetic complications among nurses in Jeddah. Dr. Akondi Raju
13. Prevalence of Rickets in Pregnant Women & Adolescent School Girls in Jeddah. Dr. Rasheed Ahmed


14. Awareness about prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in both the genders including pregnant women, school children and relationship with nutritional status. Dr. Rasheed Ahmed


15. Applied pharmacogenomics in Drug-drug interaction with Hormonal. Dr. Amal Bhafi


16. Pharmacist’s Awareness On Evidence Based Practice (EBP), In Western Region, Saudi Arabia: Cross Sectional Study. Dr. Heba Ashraf


17. Pattern of prescription of drugs in pregnant women Dr. Tasneem

18. The Reasons behind poor patient compliance with antibiotics: A cross sectional study in Makkah region Dr. Dibyasunder Panda

19. Prevalence of Methotrexate toxicity and role of Pharmacist in Medication therapy management service Dr. Mohammed Altaf


20. Hospital perinatal care statistics, A Retrospective study Dr. Mohammed Altaf


21. Synthesis and biological evaluation of some novel sphingolipid derivatives Dr. Ekhlas Nasar
22. Availability of Oral Sustained Release(SR) Formulations in the market of Saudi Arabia Dr. Syed Ahmed Iizhar
23. Development of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: a systematic review Prof. Khaled R.A.A


24. Microbial Contamination of Contact Lenses and Adherence To Lens Care Guidelines Among IbnSina Female Students. Dr. Sherin Helmy


25. A Survey on disposal and storage of household medication, habits among western region population, in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Dr. Amal Bahafi


Dentistry Program

No. Title of the Project Name of Principal Investigator Contact Information
1. Lip print patterns in Saudi Arabian subjects-A cross sectional teaching hospital based study. Dr. Irfan Adil


2. The relationship between obesity and dental trauma in 12-14 year-old Saudi Arabian children-A cross sectional study. Dr. Fazeena  Ali
3. An experimental investigation into the utility of proprietary software generated interactive lessons in dental students performance of tasks in the psychomotor domain. Dr. Sabarinath Prasad
4. Awareness of Forensic Odontology among General Dental Practitioners in KSA   – A Cross-sectional Study web based survey study. Dr. Sabarinath Prasad
5. Success rates of pulpotomies in primary teeth using ferric sulphate, MTA and biodentin. Dr. Amit Vanka


6. Barriers of restorative care among the patients attending dental hospital for treatment. Dr. Shanti Vanka


7. Pattern of antibiotic prescription during oral implantology among dentists in Saudia Arabia (western area). Dr. Khalid Kohley
8. Comparative Evaluation of the Mesiodistal width and shade of Six Maxillary Anterior Teeth in a selected Saudi Population Dr. Eman Farhan
9. Study of the most frequent natural tooth colors in a selected Saudi population using spectrophotometry. Dr. EmanFarhan
10. Golden proportion assessment between maxillary and mandibular teeth In a Selected Saudi population. Dr. EmanFarhan
11. Oral health status and treatment needs among factory employees in Jeddah. Dr. Irfan Adil
12. Practice of Occlusal Contact Reduction during Endodontic Treatment among Dental Practitioners in Jeddah , Makkah , Taif region Dr. Suhail Sharief


13. Pattern of edentulism among patients reporting to ISNC, Jeddah, KSA Dr. Naren Basuthkar


14. Dental Students’ Perspective on Implants Dr. Shanti Vanka
15. Prevalence of early childhood caries and associated dental behavior among the 3-5 year old children in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Dr. Shanti Vanka
16. A Comparative Study between Single and Multiple Visit Root Canal Retreatments with reference to post operative pain, flare-up incidents and total success rate of the whole procedure by two different rotary retreatment systems. Dr. Sami Jehad


17. Prevalence of malocclusion and orthodontic treatment need in Jeddah schoolchildren Dr. OM Kavita


18. Oral health knowledge, attitude and behavior among medical, pharmacy and nursing students at IbnSina National College, Jeddah, KSA. Dr. Afnan Abdulal
19. Association between caffeine intake and periodontal health. Dr. Mohammed Helaili  
20. Oral health behavior and its determinants among post graduate dental students. Dr. Noura Mansour
21. Prevalence of dental anomalies on panoramic radiographs at IbnSina Medical College, KSA. Dr. Mohammed Al-Zabidi
22. Efficacy of Ibuprofen and Ibuprofen/Acetaminophen on Postoperative Pain in Symptomatic Patients with a Pulpal Diagnosis of Necrosis in ISNC clinics Dr. Suhail Sharief


23. The relationship between oral health status and depression in Jeddah Dr. Noura Mansour
24. The anesthetic efficacy of 4% Articaine and 2% lidocaine in dental implant patients- A randomized ,double blind clinical study Dr. Sarvanan


25. Efficacy of Articaine and lidocaine as a supplemental buccal infiltration in surgical removal of impacted third molar Dr. Sarvanan  
26. Students perception on learning psychomotor skills related to  Landmarks & Techniques  of Local anaesthesia on  Electronic  Local anaesthesia training models and actual patients Dr. Sheetal Kumar

Research Newsletter

ISNC-RC’s newsletter is a semiannual publications that aims to provide a great opportunity to promote achievements, stories, announcements or events related to research in the institution. It highlights the accomplishments of our faculty in research, publication of books, journal articles and conference presentations etc. in each semester of the academic year. We welcome your comments, ideas, and participation to further enrich this effort.


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Research Support

  • Facilities and equipment:

Laboratory equipment in the labs at the institution,

Laboratory and clinical facilities in Ibn Sina teaching Hospital, New Al Jedaani Hospital, Gulail and Al Jedaani Hospital, Al Safa.


  • Library research support:

ISNC’s library services supports learning, teaching and research activities of the institution. Print and digital library facilities are available to all the researchers equally on both male and female sides of the campus.


  • Research funding


The office of research center supports research by granting internal financial support to scientific research at ISNC as a “start-up” or “pilot”

investigation to develop initial data for subsequent external funding to further the general aims of the research topic under consideration.


ISNC-RC also facilitate its faculty’s efforts in seeking for external research grants.

  • Reward for publications

ISNC encourages and supports original research of staff and student. In doing so it encourages publications in journals of high repute, this effort is recognized in the form of financial rewards. It recognizes and rewards research active staff members by rewarding high quality research publications.

ISNC follows a set policy to consider reward for publications, these include,

Publications in journals of health sciences indexed by NCAAA

Publications of journals of health sciences indexed in Thomson Reuters/ISI Web of Science List.

  • Others:

Journal table of content (TOC): Journal TOC is one of the largest collection of table of contents of scholarly journals. It is free and conveniently searchable table of content of journals.


Citation alerts: this could be useful service to subscribe for quick information from e journals and citation data bases (Google scholar,   Penn libraries guides, Springer, ISI)


Conference alerts: following specialized societies of your area of interest is the best way to stay updated on your relevant subject conferences, but you could also use free conference alert services to receive free email conference alerts in your chosen field.