SJBSM Institutional Research Committee

The SJBSM Institutional Research Committee (IRC) is an Internal Advisory Committee to the Director, Research Center (RC). It was constituted in May 2018 to provide significant support to the institutional leaders and the RC director in the establishment of policy, evaluation of outcomes and dissemination of information to the faculty, students and the community in general.




  • To look into research policy and make appropriate recommendations;
  • To help create conditions that stimulate quality research and scholarly productivity;
  • To advise and monitor the research pilot projects;
  • To foster the development of multi-disciplinary research endeavors and collaborations
  • To consider other research related matters as indicated by the Director, Research Center



The Committee's membership includes at least 4 members with expertise in research.  Currently, the IRC is made up of 8 members, including the RC director; IRB Chair; Faculty members (2); RC representatives (2); Nursing Program REpresentative; Student Representative (MS3). The members are recommended by the RC Director and the term of appointment shall normally be one year and may be renewed.


The Chair is invited by the RC Director from the current committee membership and will normally serve for a period of one year, renewable twice. The Chair will help the RC Director to prepare the Proposed Agenda for the meetings and will help to lead the order of the meeting.


The Secretary is in charge of taking notes and preparing the minutes. The position is not fixed and is selected among the members present in the meeting. This is a rotating position and all members should be Secretary at least once/year.


There are seven Ex-officio members:President/Dean,Academic Dean, Associate Dean of Biomedical Sciences, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Associate Dean of Clinical Sciences, Nursing Program Director, and Clinical Operating Manager- SJBSM Clinical Research Unit. The membership in the IRC is an obligation that is given by virtue of the position the person holds. They have the right to discuss and vote, but do not count for establishing quorum.



The IRC Committee meets at least bi-monthly or monthly depending on the issues in the agenda. The date and time for each next meeting will be appointed at the end of each meeting. The quorum will be half of the membership (four members) including the RC director.



The IRC submits an annual report to the President/Dean and the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Committee on research productivity at the Institution.