The Daystar University Institutional Scientific and Ethical Review Committee (DU- ISERC) receives research proposals for Ethical Review from applicants through the ISERC Centre housed within the university’s Directorate of Research & Graduate Studies.
ISERC Applications are uploaded on Thesis Management System (TMS) using the below link:
-Daystar university students / Researchers: https://graduatestudies.daystar.ac.ke/
-External students / Researchers: https://graduatestudies.daystar.ac.ke/index.php?module=ext/public/form&id=1
All researches must obtain approval from DU-ISERC or any other Ethics Review Board/Committee accredited by National Commission for Science, Technology, and Innovation (NACOSTI).
An application for review of the Ethics of proposed research should be submitted by a qualified researcher responsible for the ethical and scientific conduct of the study. This is done on a prescribed application form which can be downloaded from TMS or the university website: https://www.daystar.ac.ke/erb.html
These requirements will include the following:
Payment is to be made to the ISERC Research center and a copy of the receipt attached to the application form.
Payment of review fees can be done through:-
Mpesa (Preferred) ▪ Lipa na mpesa
▪ Business no. 209800
▪ Account no. ISERC followed by your name
▪ Amount: add Ksh. 50 to the review fee amount for bank transaction charges.
Please note that normal review takes up to 21 days from the time the Reviewers are allocated protocols while the expediting reviews would mean emergency reviews or protocols reviewed within less than 21 days or to meet the required deadline.
" The approval period for the research is between [date of approval] to [approval lapse date] after which the ethical approval lapses. Should you wish to continue with the research after the lapse, you will be required to apply for an extension from DU-ISERC at half the review charges."