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 Tuesday of each month (as of July), unless the day falls on a holiday.

Submission Deadline: Meeting Date: Meeting Time: Meeting Location:
November 13th December 4th, 2018 1 – 3pm Dana #1
December 17th January 7th, 2019 1 – 3pm Dana #1
January 14th February 4th 1 – 3pm Dana #4
February 11th March 4th 1 – 3pm Dana #4
March 11th April 1st 1 – 3pm Dana #4
April 15th May 6th 1 – 3pm Dana #4
May 13th June 3rd 1 – 3pm Dana #4
June 10th July 2nd 1 – 3pm East T Rm 1
July 15th August 6th 1 – 3pm East T Rm 1
August 12th September 3rd 1 – 3pm East T Rm 1
September 16th October 8th 1 – 3pm East T Rm 1
October 14th November 5th 1 – 3pm East T Rm 1
November 11th December 3rd, 2019 1 – 3pm East T Rm 1

Scientific Review Committee Members

James Chan, MD

David Clark, MD

Wendy Craig, PhD

Robert Koza, PhD

Lee Lucas, PhD

Kimberly Malka, MD

Tania Strout, MD

Eric Taylor, MD (Chair)

Joseph Wax, MD

Teresa May, DO

Susan Santangelo, ScD

Daniel Spratt, MD