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TUMRIC Policies and Procedures

  • Funded human subject research hours on the 3 Tesla MRI scanner are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Nights and/or weekends can be utilized by special arrangement.  We will try to utilize Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday research time slots as a first priority in order to assist the clinical service by providing potentially more open clinical slots on Mondays and Fridays.
  • Unfunded time slots for pilot projects are possible and will require review and approval of the research committee.  Unfunded studies are primarily designed to obtain pilot data towards competing for extramural funds. Applications for unfunded studies should include a project title, a short summary of the project, requirements for the project and the long-term goal of the project. This will be reviewed by the research committee and evaluated. These proposals can be submitted to Dr. Mohamed at
  • Non-human subjects – time can be scheduled but requires special arrangements and can only be done in non-patient hours (evenings, nights, week ends).  Contact Dr. Mohamed at
  • Scheduling research time should be done as far as possible in advance.  A less than 2 week notice may not be able to be accommodated.

    Cancellation Policy:  An investigator must cancel a research slot 48 hours or more beforehand or it is subject to a “strike”. Three strikes and you are out. That is, if an investigator does not cancel 48 hours or more beforehand 3 times, then that particular investigator will no longer be able to schedule time. Exceptions because of unusual circumstances will be considered by the committee.