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Scientific Review

The purpose of Scientific Review is to ensure the research plan has scientific merit and a reasonable likelihood of successful implementation and outcome.

The depth of the Scientific Review is intended to be at the level of a manuscript review for publication, with special attention to study merit, design and to PI qualifications.

Two categories of review are required of all clinical research studies.

  • Scientific Review
    The Scientific Review is an assessment of the research plan or science and investigator qualifications. Review the Scientific Review standards.
  • Resource Review
    The Resource Review is an assessment of the departmental resources necessary for execution of the research plan (divisional budget, personnel, space) and assessment of the environment of care in which clinical patient care will be performed

For guidance with these reviews, please email Nicholas Ferraio, MS, MPA.

Three levels of approval are required for clinical research proposals in the Department of Pediatrics.

1.  Division Chief
Approval of research plan, budget, use of divisional resources, and environment of care in which the clinical activities will be performed.

2.  PCRO
Approval of resources, budget and documentation of scientific administrative review.

3.  Office of the Chair
Approval of the research plan and the project in entirety on basis of PCRO recommendation.

Elements of Scientific Review