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Investigator Support Unit (ISU)

PNHRC Investigator Support Unit - College of Dentistry, King Saud University

ISU has been established by PNHRC with an aim to aid researchers in their current and future projects to enhance the quality of research.


Offered FREE Research Services

PNHRC ISU General Research Consultation Free

Methodology and Ethical Consultation

  • Advise on the research choice topic
  • Study design
  • Sample size calculation
  • Strategies to recruit subject
  • Guidance for literature search for related scientific publication
  • Support in formulation of the informed consent
  • Transfer study proposal into IRB forms

PNHRC ISU Biostatistics and Data Management  Free

Biostatistics and Data Management

  • Data clean-up
  • Data coding
  • Simple statistics (descriptive statistics, frequency, central tendency, etc)
  • Complex statistics (comparative analysis viz, Chi square, regression survival, etc.)
  • Creation of tables and graphs
  • Review of tables and graphs
PNHRC ISU Scientific and Biostatistics Review Free

Scientific and Biostatistics Review

  • Scientific review of the manuscript/article
  • Biostatistics review



PNHRC ISU Editing and Publishing Free Service

Editing and Publishing

  • Guidance and coaching on using supported technology in research
  • Manuscript formatting for journal submission
  • Support in manuscript journal submission for publication
  • Plagiarism check 
PNHRC ISU Language Review Free

Language Review

  • Language Review



Services Guidelines, Terms, and Conditions

  1. Students and residents should obtain APPROVAL from their supervisor to benefit from these services free of charge.
  2. Any applicant who does not fulfill these criteria will be charged for any requested ISU service.
  3. ISU is not authorized to do any work on behalf of the applicant and will maintain support, guidance, and consultation throughout the research process.
  4. Registration must be made under the name of the applicant and not under any false or assumed name or someone else’s identity.
  5. A valid email must be provided at the time of registration.
  6. If you are applying to qualify for a free-of-charge service, you must register using your college or hospital-given email.
  7. The applicant is the only person responsible for following-up their request.
  8. A delay exceeding 2 weeks from the date of application to submit all required documents will result in the cancellation of the request. Applicants wishing to still obtain these services must apply again.
  9. ISU will not be responsible for any delay in the service delivery time caused by a delay in submitting required or requested documents by applicants.
  10. If the applicant wishes to cancel the service requested for any reason, the applicant must visit or email the unit with the cancellation reasons as soon as possible.
  11. Any violation of the terms and conditions of the ISU will result in halting any current or future service provision to the violators. 



PNHRC ISU Health Research Free Service - King Saud University

ISU services are provided FREE OF CHARGE to the faculty, staff, residents, and students of the following Health Colleges and hospitals:

King Saud University Health Colleges

  • Nursing,  Pharmacy,  Medicine,  Applied Medicine and  Dentistry

Other Universities/Institutions/Colleges/Hospitals

  • Prince Sultan College of Emergency Medicine,  King Khaled University Hospital and  King Abdul-Aziz University Hospital



ISU Online Service Request System

KSU Health College/Hospital Staff Login: Login/Create Service Request

For Non-KSU Staff: Signup/Create Account


For any inquiries please do not hesitate to contact us at or reach ISU at 011 4696024 | 011 4696028.



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