Scientific Success Committee Approach
The Scientific Success Committee supports researchers through any phase of study development before IRB approval.
Interested researchers contact the ITHS Research Navigator to request a meeting with the Committee. Our Research Navigator evaluates the request and then works with the researcher to prepare materials and a short presentation for the Committee.
Committee panels include biostatisticians and experienced clinical investigators. Meeting content includes a project overview by the researcher followed by discussion, questions for the research team, and the Committee’s recommendations. Up to three studies will be reviewed at each monthly meeting.
After the meeting, researchers are provided with a written project support plan detailing the Committee’s feedback, recommendations, and suggested road map for next steps.
Recommendations may include referrals to existing resource groups that contract with researchers to provide fee-for-service support. The cost of these services, if engaged, will be the responsibility of the researcher.