Study Coordinators Advisory

Study Coordinator Advisory Network (SCAN)

Mission statement

The Wayne State University (WSU) Study Coordinators' Advisory Network (SCAN) aspires to provide guidance, networking and mentoring to study coordinators under the auspices of WSU Institutional Review Board (IRB). In addition the SCAN acts as a liaison to the IRB for the WSU research community to discuss areas of concern regarding human research.

Wayne State University IRB Study Coordinators Network Overview

The WSU Study Coordinators' (SC) Advisory Committee was originaly formed in July 2006 and revamped to be the Study Coordinators Advisory Network (SCAN) in 2019.   The goal was, and remains, to provide networking among SCs at all facilities under the auspices of the Wayne State University Institutional Review Board. This includes, but is not limited to, Wayne State University, the Detroit Medical Center, Karmanos Cancer Institute, and the Detroit Veterans Administration Hospital.

Additionally, the network

  • Provides a venue for researchers to discuss areas of concerns with the IRB Administration Office
  • Function as a sounding board and a resource to the IRB from researchers and staff in the field
  • Sets the stage for networking and mentorship opportunities
  • Provides a venue for the development of research tools to help researchers and staff

Come Learn and Share with Us!

To Join:  Send an email requesting to join SCAN with your name, title, department, and contact information to

We meet evey other month. You will receive more information about meeting dates and locations in a reply to your request to join.