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 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

Undergraduate Research opportunities at ISNC

S.No. Title of Research Project Contact Information
1 Assessment of prevalence and determinants of allergic disorders among the population of Makkah region

Contact: Prof. Fathi El-Gamal


2 Level of vitamin D in multiple sclerosis patients. Contact: Prof. Randa ElHaraizi
3 Gynecological issues of teenager females in Saudi Arabia. Contact: Prof. Mahmood
4 Assessment of the learning environment and readiness for self-directed learning in medical schools. Contact:Dr. Hani
1 Synthesis of pyrazole derivative and urieds by microwave technique and to perform their biological evaluation. Contact:Dr. Touseef
2 Development and standardization of antibiotic herbal formulation using medical herbs available in and around Saudi Arabia.

Contact:Dr. Dibya sundar Panda

3 Design, Synthesis, and Biological evaluation of novel Benzotriazole based compounds as anti-bacterial, antitumor, and anti-viral agents. Contact:Dr. Tasneem
4 Design, Synthesis and Pharmacological Evaluation of some Novel Substituted Thiazoles for the treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Contact:Dr. Khurshid Iqbal
1 Comparative evaluation of calcium hydroxide removal by two novel root canal irrigation systems. Contact:Dr. Ankur
2 Effect of various surface treatments on micromorphology of Biodentine and MTA Plus and its shear bond strength with composite resin Contact:Dr. Deepti
3 Accelerating Molar Uprighting With The Aid Of Microosteoperforations Contact:Dr. Sabarinath

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.


We want your feedback and hear your suggestions for the newsletter.


Click here to send us your feedback


Please use our submission form to send us your contributions.


Research Newsletter Archive


Latest Issue


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December 2015

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.

The Ibn Sina National College Annual Scientific Conference (ISNC-ASC)



Ibn Sina National College for Medical Studies (ISNC) has made a commitment “To make a significant contribution to advances in Saudi Arabian healthcare, through the provision of outstanding education, research and medical services within a stimulating learning environment” through its mission ISNC has a made a strong commitment to develop research in the institution. The Ibn Sina National College-Annual Scientific Conference (ISNC-ASC) is one of the leading examples of its commitment.

ISNC-ASC is organized by ISNC-Research Center (ISNC-RC) under the patronage of ISNC’s founder, Shaik Shali Atteya Al-Jedaani and the Dean of ISNC, Dr. Rashad Alkashgari.

ISNC-ASC aims to promote “Institutional excellence in faculty and student research” by “Encouraging inter-disciplinary research approach within and outside the institution”, both being the two major goals of ISNC-RC. The conference also aims to provide an opportunity to the health care students, faculty members and professionals of Makkah region to update knowledge, share their research findings and experiences and build research network with their peers and contemporaries.

ISNC-ASC conference will present a very comprehensive scientific program highlighting the latest topics in the field of biomedical, clinical, educational and public health research.

The conference will host an exhibition area meant to display far-reaching and emerging health care products and wide-range of health care equipment by the health science industries.




Message from Dean of ISNC.


On behalf of the entire team of ISNC-ASC, I extend a warm and affectionate welcome to all the participants, visitors, exhibitors and distinguished guests to the 2nd Ibn Sina National College-Annual Scientific conference.


Continuing research and medical education is key to enhance the quality of health care services provided to the public. Ibn Sina National College is committed to partner with health care advances of the Kingdom through education, research and medical services. ISNC-ASC is one such effort that advances medical education and research, provides a medium for the student fraternity to communicate their research findings and experience. It also provides great opportunity to the faculty members to exercise their scholarly skills.


I encourage all to seize this opportunity and benefit from the advancements in the field of health sciences.

I look forward to seeing you all at 2nd ISNC-ASC 2017.




my photo      Message from Chairman, Scientific Committee.


It’s our pleasure to invite students and faculty to participate in the 2nd Ibn Sina National College-Annual Scientific Conference (2nd ISNC-ASC). This year we expanded our catchment area to include Makkah region. The theme of our conference is “Emerging Trends of Health Science Education and Research”. We welcome abstract submission from students and faculty from medical, dental, pharmacy, and nursing programs. We hope to have a fruitful meeting to all


Talal Al-Khatib, MBBS(Hons), MSc, MHPEd, FRCSC

Consultant paediatric Otolaryngologist

Vice dean of Medicine, Ibin Sina National college

Assistant professor, Department of Otolaryngology-

Head and Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine,

King Abdulaziz University

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


M-Y       Message from Chairman, Organizing Committee.


It is our pleasure to invite you to the 2nd Ibn Sina National College-Annual Scientific Conference (2nd ISNC-ASC) to be held in Ibn Sina Ntional College, Jeddah.This year our meeting is outstanding by the spirit of the organizing committees. This year we will put you in the experience of the “ Emerging Trends of Health Science Education and Research”. There will be numerous opportunities to gain new knowledge, share technical and clinical experiences.


We look forward to your active participation in this Scientific Conference.


Professor:  Mahmoud Youssef



Message from Director, ISNC-RC.


It’s a great pleasure to invite your participation in the 2nd Ibn Sina National College-Annual Scientific Conference (2nd ISNC-ASC).This year’s conference is open to all public and private health science (Medicine, Clinical Pharmacy, Dentistry and Nursing) universities and colleges of Makkah region. Ibn Sina National College (ISNC) and its Research Center (ISNC-RC) makes constant efforts to develop both institutional and undergraduate research at the ISNC. ISNC strongly believes in enriching the learning experience of its student fraternity, the conference theme “Emerging Trends of Health Science Education and Research”, echoes this strong belief.


Health science education is constantly evolving and we are witnessing rapid changes and advances in the field of undergraduate research. This year’s conference will be joined by nationally renowned keynote speakers in the field of health science education and research. This is great opportunity to discover the emerging trends in health science education and undergraduate research, share the research experience, discuss and share ideas. Additionally the conference could mark the beginning of new research networks.


We look forward to your active participation in this important event.

Dr. Irfan Adil Majid

Director, ISNC-RC.



Scientific Activities

Scientific Activity Schedule 



Thank you for your interest to participate in 2nd ISNC-ASC 2017.


Your interest to participate in 2nd ISNC-ASC could be of two types.


1. Register only (register without abstract submission)

                                 Click Here, If “Register only.”

                                  2. Register and Submit Abstract.

                                 Click Here, If “Register and Submit Abstract.”

                               For guidelines on how to prepare conference abstract visit “Abstract Submission” section of conference webpage.


Registration & Abstract Submission 

Thank you for your interest to participate in 2nd ISNC-ASC 2017.


Submission process consists of two steps:


1. Creation of Profile by registration.

2. Abstract Submission

How to submit your abstract:


*Please note: that conference registration is mandatory before you submit the abstract.

**Also please mail a MS Word copy of your Abstract to the following emails id.

A. – Abstracts from Medicine Programs.

B. – Abstracts from Pharmacy Programs.

C. – Abstracts from Dentistry Programs

D. – Abstracts from Nursing Programs.

1.Decide the category of your submission: Conference or poster

2.Read the abstract submission guidelines for the selected category.

Conference Oral Presentation abstract submission guideline.

Conference Submission deadline is 18th of March 2017.

Conference Poster submission Guideline.

Conference Submission deadline is 18th of March 2017.

3.Visit “Registration”, section of the conference webpage and follow the instructions therein or

Click Here, To “Register and Submit Abstract.”

Contact Us 


Template &Form Name Link
Ethics Committee Approval Form-New Download
Guidelines for the Risk Checklist Tool Download
Interim Report Form Download
Research proposal form-New Download
Review Form-New Download
Review board evaluation Form-NEW Download
Student Research Grant Application Download
Student Research Agreement Download