Research conducted by or in partnership with Mada al-Carmel using human participants is overseen by Mada al-Carmel’s Institutional Review Board (IRB). Its purpose is to facilitate human subjects’ research and to ensure the rights and welfare of human subjects are protected during their participation. In this context, as stated above, the IRB approval suggests that we are careful in not causing any harm to our respondents.  This entails working on signed consent, building a list of organizations that can help and support respondents that are in need of the data collection.  This might be crucial when it comes to data collection among youth and college students. The primary mission of the Mada al-Carmel’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) is to facilitate those objectives by reviewing, approving, modifying or disapproving research protocols submitted by researchers.