Scientific Review Committee (SRC)

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The Maine Medical Center Scientific Review Committee (SRC) supports the IRB review process and provides scientific review for projects seeking internal funding.  The SRC also serves a mentoring role, by providing constructive advice and feedback to investigators.  There are three pathways to SRC review:


  1. Scientific Review Only: The SRC assists the IRB by evaluating the scientific merit of investigator-initiated studies that are conducted at Maine Medical Center (MMC) and which carry more than a minimal risk to human subjects. Risk determination is performed by the IRB and may occur after a proposal has been submitted for IRB review, or when requested by the Investigator prior to IRB submission.  After receiving SRC approval and making any recommended revisions, the investigator may then submit their proposal for IRB review.
  2. Mentored Research Grant Applications: The SRC provides scientific review and makes recommendations about funding for projects proposed by trainees and junior faculty who are working with a MMC mentor. These studies must be submitted to the SRC for review prior to any IRB submission.
  3. Scientific Review plus funding recommendations for internally funded faculty research projects: On request, the SRC provides scientific review and makes recommendations about funding for MMC programs that periodically announce a Request for Applications (RFA). These studies must be submitted to the SRC for review prior to any IRB submission.

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The SRC meets on the first Monday of each month, unless the day falls on a holiday.

Submission Deadline: Meeting Date: Meeting Time: Meeting Location:
November 13th December 4th,2017 1 – 3pm Dana #1
December 18th January 8th, 2018 1 – 3pm Dana #2
January 15th February 5th 1 – 3pm Dana #4
February 12th March 5th 1 – 3pm Dana #4
March 12th April 2nd 1 – 3pm Dana #4
April 16th May 7th 1 – 3pm Dana #4
May 14th June 4th 1 – 3pm Dana #4
June 11th July 2nd 1 – 3pm Dana #4
July 16th August 6th 1 – 3pm Dana #4
August 20th September 10th 1 – 3pm Dana #2
September 10th October 1st 1 – 3pm Dana #4
October 15th November 5th 1 – 3pm Dana #4
November 12th December 3rd,2018 1 – 3pm Dana #4

Scientific Review Committee Members

David Clark, MD, Chair

James Chan, MD

Wendy Craig, PhD

Robert Ecker, MD

Susan Santangelo, ScD

Daniel Spratt, MD

Tania Strout, RN PhD

Eric Taylor, MD

Calvin Vary, PhD

Joel Wirth, MD

Former Members

Hagen Blaszyk, MD

Rebecca Carey, MD

William Cook, PhD

Gil Fraser, PharmD

Moritz Hansen, MD

Jens Jorgensen, MD

Kelly Lancaster, RN

Jamie Sommer, PharmD

Rakesh Verma, PhD