The ESCP research committee aim to provide guidelines and educational materials to support ESCP members for being involved in research.
There are eight members of the Research Committee, one of whom is a representative of the ESCP General Committee. Members serve in the Research Committee for four years1; continuation of office years must be approved annually by the group and is subjected to the General Committee’s approval.
Review Committee members provide expertise on topics under discussion.
Another task of the Research Committee is the Review of abstracts submitted for the spring workshop and October symposium. This activity is led by the Research Committee. A standard operating process is in place.
An ESCP Research Masterclass is normally scheduled for the day prior to the October symposium and is led by member(s) of the Research Committee (involving others where appropriate). Planning for the Masterclass should be discussed each year at the face to face meeting of the Research Committee.
In addition, there is potential for the Research Committee to deliver a research focused workshop during the October symposium. This is also discussed each year at the face to face meeting of the Research Committee.
The Research Committee has a leading role in assigning the Research Grant for which members can submit an application.
The Research Committee currently has the following members:
Chair, Senior lecturer, Pharmacy practice at University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Lecturer at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), Ireland
Education Supervisor at Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education, United Kingdom
Associate Professor at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Associate Professor at Marmara University, Turkey
Lead pharmacist at Kantonsspital Aarau, Switzerland
Ass.Prof. at Faculty of Pharmacy, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic and Dept. of Geriatrics and Gerontology, 1st Faculty of Medici, Czech Republic and member of the ESCP General Committee
The Committees are bound to act within the frameworks of the mission, vision and the (multiyear) strategy (see above), the year plan, the budget structure, the assigned budgets and decisions of the General Committee.
In general the committees are responsible (The General Committee has the final responsibility) for the preparation, implementation and evaluation of the communication, education and research policy of the ESCP.
In order for an adequate communication between the GC and the committees, committees will:
- Create a year plan, which will be presented during the General Assembly (including 1-2 items derived from the year plan of the General Committee);
- Report the proceedings with respect to the year plan at least twice a year (April and October)
- The chair of the committees (or their representatives) and the General Committee, have (as RESC) at least four (virtual) meetings per year.
Chairs of the committees are always present at the General Assembly.