Research Proposal Submission Steps


  1. Download the Concept Proposal instructions and form
  2. 14 days prior to the quarterly RCC conference call, send completed proposal to the Research Chair: Research@fetalheartsociety.org
  3. You should receive feedback within 10 days of the quarterly RCC conference call (see Manual of Operations* for details)
  4. If the project is accepted, it will be posted on the FHS website recruiting members who want to be a part of the study group
  5. Download the Full Proposal instructions and form; during this phase, you will receive guidance from the RCC Advisors
  6. Work with your Study Group (all FHS members who express desire to participate in the Study after seeing the Concept Proposal) and your Advisors to develop a Full Proposal.  This should be an IRB and Grant-ready (if applicable), proposal.  Authorship should be decided during this phase.
  7. Submit full proposal for review and approval, deadline for submission is 6 months from time of acceptance of the concept proposal for retrospective studies and 12 months for prospective studies
  8. You should receive feedback within 10 days of the quarterly RCC conference call (see Manual of Operations* for details)
  9. Once approved, all relevant forms will need to be completed including IRB, BAA, possible DUA
  10. Once approved, consultation with the DCC will be initiated to build the data collection fields
  11. Once the project data collection plan is finalized, the project will be posted on the FHS recruiting additional members who want to submit data

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