Research Forum Frequently Asked Questions What is the ICTS Research Forum (RF)? How does the Research Forum achieve its goals? What areas of research are covered by the RF? Are there any areas of research that are not covered by RF? Who can access the RF services? What are some of the advantages/benefits the RF brings to the investigator and the institution? Does the investigator have to submit a formal proposal / application to access the RF? What are the possible outcomes of the RF process? How is the RF related to funding the project? Who can attend an RF meeting? Are other co-investigators or collaborators allowed to attend the RF meeting along with the investigator? Are projects discussed at more than one RF meeting? Can an investigator pick an ad hoc subject expert to join the RF Team members at a meeting? Is the RF a scientific review and / or mostly a logistical process? How many projects per year are expected to go through the RF process? Are any other academic institutions setting up programs like the RF?