Research & Development (R&D) Committee - Providence VA Medical Center, Rhode Island
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Providence VA Medical Center, Rhode Island


Research & Development (R&D) Committee

The Research and Development Committee acts as the governing body of the Research Service at the Providence VA Medical Center (PVAMC).  The Committee is responsible throught the Chief of Staff to the Director of the medical center for maintaining high standards throughout the facility's R&D program.  These standards include those that assure the scientific quality of the R&D projects, protection of human rights, laboratory safety, and welfare of animal subjects in research and development.  It advises the Director on professional and administrative aspects of the R&D program.  All R&D activities within the facility, whether funded or unfunded, are within its purview.

Specific responsibilities of the R&D Committee include:

  1. Planning, developing and assuming overall responsibility of all research and development activities.
  2. Maintaining the execution of high quality of research by evaluating the quality, design desirability, propriety and administrative feasibility of all research proposals, applications for grants, gifts, and donations, and recommending changes to research proposals in order to enhance the accomplishment of desired goals.
  3. Approving or disapproving the conduct of each research activity perfomed at the Providence VA Medical Center.
  4. Approving distribution of research funds, space, personnel, equipment, supplies and common-use facilities.
  5. Making recommendations concerning the use of investigational new drugs and procedures for clinical research.
  6. Determining the extent to which the objectives of the research and development program are being attained.

All proposals submitted to the Research & Development Committee must be accompanied by the following:

2017 Research and Development Committee Meeting Dates

All Meetings are held at 12:00 PM.

Questions may be directed to:
Candace Shuman
R&D Committee Coordinator
401-273-7100 x 3872*



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