RCSI Bahrain is committed to contributing toward an understanding of disease processes, health services and healthcare interventions in Bahrain and the GCC.
Cognisant that healthcare requires a strong evidence base to enable its development; the University supports research activity across disciplines. In keeping with the Strategic Plan 2012- 2017 the Research Office was opened to facilitate and support such activity among faculty and students.
The expertise within the University is expanding but currently focuses on the following broad themes
• Cardiovascular disease and related areas
• Healthcare/Medical education
The terms of reference of the committee include
Chair: Professor David Whitford, Head of School of Postgraduate Studies and Research email@example.com
Secretary: Dr Hussain Ali Nasif. Lecturer, School of Nursing firstname.lastname@example.org
The aim of the RCSI Bahrain Research Ethics Committee (REC) is to ensure the highest standards of conduct in our research: to ensure work is of a high scientific standard, is conducted safely, respects the wishes and integrity of volunteers involved and to support staff in pursuing this goal.
The REC considers ethical issues related to research and research-related activities brought to its attention by the academic schools, researchers, staff and the wider College community.
The REC also acts in an educational and advisory role regarding ethical aspects of research in order to promote best practice in research conducted throughout the RCSI.
Chair: Dr. Fawzi Ameen. email@example.com
An active group of medical and nursing students are members of the Medical Research Society (MRS) which organises events and workshops to develop their research interests and to hone their skills. Funding is available to attend and participate in health related conferences here and abroad.
Each year RCSI Bahrain students take part in summer research projects either in Bahrain or in the Dublin campus www.rcsi.ie. They can also apply for funding through open competition between the 3 RCSI campuses for RCSI Alumni Summer Student Research Awards.