Critical success factors
The labs align to the AMRF model in that they have a long-term vision, a common objective, are disease-agnostic, are open to creative risk, are nimble and operate within a culture of trust.
Steps in the AMRF Process
Establish research program focus:
Align on a general set of objectives for researchers to target, such as the regeneration of nerve cells.
Recruit a cadre of multi-disciplinary scientists:
Identify and recruit a varied group of multi-disciplinary, cross-organizational experts to be part of a virtual lab.
Bring the virtual lab together to:
- Develop a programmatic research agenda designed to reach short and long-term program goals
- Form collaborations and create proposals
Evaluate and prioritize proposed collaborations:
AMRF has a short application procedure and a relatively quick, multi-level review process for evaluating and prioritizing collaborative proposals.
Support ongoing research activities:
AMRF provides additional research support through research platforms and shared services. It both incubates the labs by aligning, providing facilities and support; and insulates the labs by reducing burden.
Promote the dissemination of findings within the program:
AMRF ensures that sharing discoveries is an open, collaborative manner.