Scientific Evaluation Committee

The Scientific Evaluation Committee (SEC) is responsible for the scientific evaluation of all research projects before they are submitted either to a CRIR establishment Research Ethics Board (REB), or to the IRDPQ Research Ethics Board (REB), except for those that have already received approval from a recognized scientific committee.

Projects must be evaluated scientifically by a peer review committee to be recognized. The following are recognized peer review committees

  • Scientific committees from establishments with a research center subsidized by a Quebec or federal granting agency;
  • Scientific committees from granting agencies recognized by the Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec(FRSQ);
  • University scientific committees;
  • Scientific committees from organisations recognized in a member country of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (e.g., INSERM, NIH).

Other external scientific evaluations of research projects can also be recognized if they are carried out following criteria similar to those used by the Committee.

Scientific Evaluation Grid

Composition of the Scientific Evaluation Committee


DUCLOS, Cyril, Ph.D.
[email protected]

SAINT-ONGE, Nancy, Ph.D.
[email protected]


[email protected]

All CRIR and CIRRIS researchers are part of the Scientific Evaluation Committee.