Research Project Committee (RPC)

Research Committee Overview

The role of the Research Committee is to promote, foster, support  and disseminate high quality research activities and develop research capacity, in line with the TBRI research strategy.

The committee supports ideas with the greatest potential with a specific purpose and a defined endpoint to advance health-related fundamental or applied knowledge.

A strategic objective of the Committee is the building of research capacity to increase both the quality and quantity of academic research, in order to be regarded as a leading institute not only in Egypt, but also internationally.

Specific aims of the Research Committee are as follows

  • Formulation of TBRI research strategy.
  • Enhancement of the research culture of TBRI.
  • Introduction of incentives to promote research endeavors.

Activities and Responsibilities

Key responsibilities of the Research Committee include:

  • Initiation, facilitation and support research projects that are presented for funding through the budget of the TBRI in terms of consistency with the TBRI strategic plan and priority themes.
  • To create a conducive environment for promotion of Research & Innovation activities in the institute through encouragement of  TBRI Researchers  to apply for Research Projects.
  • Consider whether applications for internal grants are appropriate and endorse applications prior to submitting to the reviewer panel for evaluation.
  • Approve projects/programs  and Allocate research funding available from TBRI budget.
  • Approving, distributing funds for the implementation of projects.
  • Careful consideration of research budgets, timelines, outcomes and usefulness within the strategic research policy of the institute.
  • Address any issue that has major implications for the accepted projects  and ensuring the smooth running of the “accepted projects”.
  • Review annual and final reports of accepted research projects (project progress and project financials).
  • The Committee will make available to TBRI President an updated summary which is to include a listing of  the total number of applications considered by the Committee, budgets, objectives and the outcomes of the applications.
  • Ensure the project close out procedure is completed
  • Support activities of researchers by dissemination of their work.
  • Developing external relationships with funding agencies, nationally and internationally and with other Universities and Research Institutions.


  1. The function of the Committee is to ensure that research undertaken is of high quality and scientific merit.
  2. The Committee shall examine all proposals for research to be undertaken and evaluate these in terms of scientific merit, feasibility, methodology, statistical validity, potential benefit or risk, financial costs and benefits. This evaluation would be undertaken following submission in the prescribed format and, where necessary, by personal interview of the principal investigator.
  3. The Committee may communicate with other relevant bodies as ethics committee, in the interests of facilitating high quality, ethical research.
  4. All research projects involving humans and the use of animals must receive approval by the TBRI Research Committee before they are progressed to the relevant Human and/or Animal Ethics Committees for consideration and approval.
  5. The Committee shall seek final reports from investigators of the results of completed projects including publications arising from approved research projects and interim reports of on-going projects.
  6. The Committee shall appraise scientific aspects of proposed procedures to ensure that they comply with the relevant Code of Conduct and government regulations governing research involving experimental animals, genetically modified organisms, Occupational Health & Safety issues and radiation safety.
  7. All deliberations of the Committee shall be in confidence
  8. All projects must have peer-review. A Scientific Review Panel is available to facilitate peer review.


The Research Committee shall consist of a Chairman and 15 members of the distinguished professors and heads of departments of the institute. They are appointed to represent the various research practices on the institute and to take strategic perspectives and subject areas into consideration. The membership of the Committee lasts for three years.

Current Chair Prof. Mohamed Abbas Shemis
Moderator of the Committee Asst. Prof. Ezzat El-Sayed Abdel-Lateef
Secretariat M.  Hosna Saber


Membership as at March 1st, 2019

Permanent Members

Permanent membership is based on position within the TBRI and Committee requirements.

Prof. Moataz Syam Head of Clinical Medical Department
Prof. Eman El Ahwany Head of Immunology & Therapeutic Evaluation Department
Prof. Ola Mahmoud Head of Clinical Research Department
Prof. Hanan Farouk Head of Clinical Surgical Department
Prof. El-Sayed Saleh Head of Biochemistry & Medical chemistry Department
Prof. Hanaa Abdel-Moniem Head of Environmental Research & Medical Malacology Department

Current Nominated Members:

Prof. Hanaa Ismail Hassanan Professor of Immunology
Prof. Faiza El-Esawy Professor of Haematology
Prof. Olfat Hammam Professor of Pathology
Prof. Inas El-Defrawy Professor of Microbiology
Prof. Nagwa El-Khafif Professor of Electronic Microscope
Prof. Mortada Mohamed El-Sayed Professor of  Medicinal Chemistry
Prof. Fatma Afifi El-Deeb Professor of Environmental Research
Prof.  Amna Mohamed Metwally Professor of Intensive Care
Dr. Ali Abdel-Reheem Researcher of Digestive System


The Committee holds at least one meeting per month or at the invitation call of the Chair of the Committee whenever it is deemed necessary.

The Chair will be responsible for preparing agendas, committee updates and other relevant and related committee correspondence.

In making decisions, the Project Steering Committee should aim for a consensus view. Where this is not achievable, the Project Steering Committee Chair will have the casting vote and be the final arbiter in decisions about the project.

Minutes will be taken by the Committee moderator Agendas shall be sent out in advance of the meeting.


The Research Committee is considered quorate where there are at least 50% plus one members present.


The Project peer review process involves the evaluation of applications by External and internal reviewers who have the required experience and expertise to assess the scientific quality, the potential impact of the proposed research and the research-related activities, within the context of the funding opportunity objectives. These reviewers are grouped based on their expertise and the topics of applications.

Peer Reviewer are responsible for:

  • Evaluating individual applications.
  • Evaluating interim  and and final reports of accepted research projects.


Prof. Mohamed Abbas Shemis Chairman of the Projects Committee  
Asst. Prof. Ezzat El-Sayed Abdel-Lateef Moderator of the Committee  
M.  Hosna Saber Secretariat of the Committee 0100616894


Number Of Projects Managed By TBRI Per Year

Projects approved for 2018: 27 projects.

Projects approved for 2017: 12 projects.

Projects approved for 2016: 24 projects.

Projects approved for 2015: 23 projects.

Last Calls

Call for Proposals

           (May 23, 2019)


Research Project Committee (RPC) invites TBRI researchers to submit their proposals in one of the following six domains:


  • Diseases Control
  • Diagnostics
  • Treatment
  • Pathological Changes
  • Advanced Technologies
  • Quality Control


Priority will be given to projects of applied nature expected to have a positive, health, scientific and economic impact. 

The closing date for proposal submission is June 30, 2019.

The Proposal format and guidelines are available  here