RVH Research Council

Purpose: 

To accelerate teaching and research by advising on research strategy and infrastructure, and by providing research leadership through advocacy and mentorship.

Responsibilities:

  • Promote and strengthen a culture of inquiry at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) and with our community partners
  • Provide guidance in the development of RVH’s research vision and strategy
  • Assist in evaluating potential research structures
  • Review and approve research policies and procedures
  • Review potential research projects and ensures that they align with the organization’s mission, vision, and values
  • Identify opportunities for research collaboration and partnership
  • Develop and mentor new researchers
  • Provide a forum for employees, professional staff, and community partners to collaborate on research and innovation
  • Evaluate research proposals and advises on matters relating to the implementation and conduct of these projects
  • Monitor research activity and academic projects within the organization
  • Review and approve competition-based grants and awards

Membership:

The RVH Research Council is comprised of employees, professional staff, and community members with a strong interest and/or background in applied health research and have complementary knowledge and skills.

  • Vice President, Academic and Medical Affairs (Chair)
  • Chief Research Scientist, Academic and Medical Affairs
  • Chief Executive Officer, RVH Foundation, or representative
  • Director, Academic and Medical Affairs
  • Director, Interprofessional Practice, or representative
  • Director, Decision Support Unit, or representative
  • Representative, Family Medicine Teaching Unit
  • Research Manager, Academic and Medical Affairs
  • Minimum of two (2) individuals comprising of employees and professional staff in different clinical areas
  • At least two (2) external partner members
  • One (1) patient representative