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 will include at least four (4) members with research expertise. Members (11): Director, RC; Chair, IRB; Medicine Faculty members (2); RC representatives (2); Nursing Faculty Representative (1); Public Health Faculty Representative (1); Physician Assistant Faculty Representative; MD Student Representative (MS3); MPH student Representative Ex-officio members: President/Dean, Deans (2), Associate Deans (6)

Terms of Appointment

Members: are recommended by the RC Director, and the term of appointment shall be one year and renewable.

Ex-officio Member: this is an obligation given by the person’s position. They can discuss and vote but do not count for establishing a quorum.

Chair and Secretary

The Chair is invited by the RC Director from the current committee members and will serve for one year, renewable once. The Chair will help the RC Director prepare the proposed Agenda for the meetings and help lead the order of the meeting. In the absence of the RC Director, the Chair will assume the responsibilities of conducting the meeting. The Secretary (RC Director or Chair) oversees taking notes and preparing the minutes.


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.