Date of Award


Degree Type

Internship Practicum Report

Degree Name

Master of Science

Field of Study

Clinical Research Management


Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

First Advisor

Patricia Gwirtz


Purpose: Define the structure, function and activities of a trauma research committee and establish a Standard Operating Policy for a new committee.

Hypothesis: By surveying existing trauma research committees, a recommended organizational strategy and membership framework can be developed for the new trauma research committee.

Design: Level 1 Trauma Centers across the United States were asked how their trauma research committees are organized. The data was presented to the new committee and a model for committee operation was suggested.

Results: Using the model along with input from the trauma research committee’s leadership, a Standard Operating Policy was developed. Members were asked to review the policy and agree to follow its policies and participate in trauma research.


Fisch, Nathan, Structure and Function of an Interdisciplinary Research Committee at a Hospital-Based Non-Academic Institution. Master of Science in Clinical Research Management (Biomedical Sciences), March 2011, 117 pp., 4 illustrations, reference list, 9 titles.

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