The Research Advisory Council (RAC) is dedicated to promoting clinical and biomedical research of the highest ethical and scientific caliber that examines relevant questions. The RAC ensures that research at KFSH&RC and affiliated Institutions meets locally and globally accepted ethical and safety standards and that research resources are optimally utilized.
Research Centre accepts proposals from KFSH&RC researchers and outside collaborators. For researchers from outside KFSH&RC, an internal investigator (KFSH&RC PI) is a must.
The RAC is supported by four standing committees; the Research Ethics Committee (REC), the Clinical Research Committee (CRC), the Basic Research Committee (BRC), and the Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC) and administratively by the Office of Research Affairs (ORA).
Non KFSHRC investigators are allowed to conduct their research studies within KFSHRC however, an internal (KFSHRC Principal Investigator, KFSHRC-PI) is required. The KFSHRC-PI will be responsible and accountable for the conduct of the study at KFSHRC. The proposal package should be submitted from KFSHRC-PI per the standard process.
Investigators/ sponsors are required to include the documents/ information under this section in their sponsored research studies packages. Received funds will be disbursed in compliance with the Fund Allocation/Dispensing Policy using the Budget Break –down form that has to be signed by the Principal Investigator and the Chairman of the Research Advisory Council.