Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS) is committed to the promotion of high quality scientific research.
The scope of research conducted within CHS:
- Supports medical education and the residency program,
- Demonstrates the potential for improving patient care, or
- Has the potential for financial benefit to the institution through development of a marketable product.
Purpose of the Research Review Committee
Research protocols are reviewed for scientific design by the Research Review Committee (RRC) as a first step prior to implementation or review by other institutional committees.
The RRC must review the following:
- All research projects designed by residents, graduate students, nurses, and nursing students
- Studies for which funding is requested from the Health Service Foundation or CHS Foundation
The RRC does not address the following:
- Issues of ethics and informed consent which are the purview of the IRB
- Radioisotope use approval which is the purview of the Radiation Safety Officer
- Quality Assurance projects
The committee is composed of:
- Chairperson and Co-Chair
- A representative of Research Administration, departmental representatives from the Division of Education and Research, and a Committee Program Coordinator
- Members are appointed with a background in clinical and/or basic research
- Members are named by the Vice President of Research at the beginning of each calendar year
- The committee is responsible to the Senior Vice President for Education and Research
The RRC meets once a month, the second Friday of each month. The typical schedule accommodates for five protocols to be presented each month.
Program Coordinator RRC/CRO