Research Review Committee

The Research Review Committee (RRC) is the Department of Psychiatry’s internal grant review committee and helps to ensure that research proposals prepared by investigators affiliated with our Department meet the highest scientific and ethical standards.

Prior to submission to external funding agencies or initiation of internally supported research, the RRC evaluates the scientific and technical merits of all research proposals planned by faculty within the Department, collaborating faculty from outside the Department, fellows, students, and staff. In addition, the RRC provides a preliminary evaluation of potential risks and benefits to human participants and of the welfare of animal subjects. 

All Department faculty and postdoctoral trainees submitting grant applications (as the PI) to external funding agencies must have their proposals reviewed by the RRC (even senior faculty and the Department Chair). For faculty who want to read about our internal submission guidelines and access the RRC materials (policy, coversheet, rating forms, etc.), please visit the faculty intranet site, Psy Hub. For postdocs interested in submitting a K award, please visit the CARDS SharePoint site.

RRC Timeline

The RRC requests that investigators submit proposals for review as early as possible and that they work proactively with us throughout the process, especially when questions or special circumstances arise. 

To learn more about the role of the RRC, you can read the committee’s paper in Academic Psychiatry and/or contact one of the RRC Co-Chairs below.