Scientific Review Committee (SRC)
The Scientific Review Committee is intended to provide study design, analytic planning and operational feasibility peer review of clinical research before review by the IRB.
The SRC's mission is to ensure that all research projects involving humans at VCU meet acceptable standards of scientific rigor and feasibility without obstructing institutional efficiency and timeliness. The SRC is directly linked to the goals and strategies of VCU's Quest for Distinction, Theme II which aims to, "Attain distinction as a fully integrated urban, public research university through contributions in human health, research, scholarship and creative expression that advances knowledge and enhances quality of life"
The formation of an SRC at VCU places the university in alignment with the NIH NCATS vision of the future that is currently being adopted by other leading research universities.