RBHS Scientific Review Board: Non-Oncology Studies
The RBHS Scientific Review Board, which falls under the auspices of NJACTS, is tasked to review non-oncology investigator-initiated protocols.
The RBHS- Scientific Review Board, which falls under the auspices of NJACTS, is tasked to review non-oncology investigator-initiated protocols. The protocols submitted to the RBHS-SRB will be reviewed to assess proper statistical design, enrollment goals, feasibility (including adequate research staffing, competing trials, funding, resources, and departmental support) to help streamline IRB approval and to help with study success.
The RBHS Scientific Review Board (SRB) looks to ensure that the scientific question being asked within a protocol is relevant and that the design of the protocol is appropriate to answer that question.
The SRB review will primarily focus on the elements of good scientific study design. Proposals will be evaluated for the following criteria:
- Clarity of the research question
- Appropriateness and efficiency of design
- Rigor and feasibility of methods
- Qualifications and expertise of the research team
- Scholarship and pertinence of background material and rationale
- Adequacy of sample size and relevance of controls
- Validity of the statistical analysis plan
For more information about the RBHS SRB, please visit https://njacts.rbhs.rutgers.edu/investigator-resources/regulatory/scientific-review-board/.
Submission Criteria for RBHS SRB
All off the following criteria must be met for submission:
- Principal Investigator must be an RBHS faculty member outside of CINJ
- RBHS investigator-initiated protocols only (i.e., not sponsored by industry or an NIH consortium)
- Study entails obtaining consent of study participants
If your study meets the above criteria for RBHS SRB review, please complete the SRB submission form.