Rationale and Objectives of RCD Research Cell

The aim of Rehman College of Dentistry (RCD) research board is to enhance the culture of research among the students, faculty and staff. This board will work on to promote existing knowledge by furthering research in emerging and multidisciplinary specialties of dentistry.

Research board at RCD will promote dental education, sharing of knowledge and innovative practices. The board is passionate to provide assistance to all the students, faculty and clinical professionals of RCD in their research education and publications.



  • Research awareness in RCD students and faculty
  • Research capacity development in RCD personnel
  • Developing and promoting research environment in RCD
  • Research collaborations with other healthcare and educational institutes
  • Working with other departments in Rehman Medial Institute to enhance research in interdisciplinary aspects.



Research board RCD will work through:

  • Organizing workshops, seminars and training courses
  • Cooperating with students and faculty for publication in reputed national and international journals
  • Undertaking research projects sponsored by National and international organizations
  • To improve quality of research at RCD
  • Record keeping of all research related activities within RCD
  • Publication of biannual Journal of Rehman College of Dentistry (JRCD).


Functions of Research Cell

The RCD-research cell actively facilitates the following areas:


  I.  Developing a research culture:
a.    Providing awareness of medical research (meetings, lectures, presentations, journal
Clubs, CPC);
b.    Conducting workshops, seminars and conferences;
c.    Consultation on and approval of research proposals;
d.    Ethical approval of research proposals
e.    Consultation on research publications.
f.    Overseeing quality assurance and improvement measures in respect of research activity, including the efficacy of research quality measures


  II.   Undergraduate research programs

a.    Initiating Undergraduate research teaching and training;
b.    Devising curriculum for undergraduate research
c.    Follow up on student research teaching/training in subsequent BDS years;
d.    Undergraduate research projects.


  IIIFaculty research programs

a.    Organizing training sessions on research proposal development for faculty.
b.    Organizing advanced research workshops for Faculty of RCD 
c.    Facilitating the faculty to attend the university programs in Research
d.    Utilizing existing database of RMI for research publications
e.    Identifying current research topics of national/international importance
f.    Involving RMI/RCD faculty in ongoing research projects.


  IV. Postgraduate research

a.    Making a database of qualified postgraduate researchers;
b.    Developing research projects with PG researchers;
c.    Identifying sources of funding for projects;
d.    Providing training in specific high-level research.
e.    Budgetary allocation and recommendation for research projects


V. Collaborative research programs
a.    Developing links with other research bodies at local, national & international level.
b.    Developing resources for research collaboration;
c.    Developing collaborative programs for researchers.
d.    Development of the medical research center to a degree awarding institute;
e.    Providing facilities and courses for M.Phil. And Ph.D. programs in all dentistry disciplines


Vi. Journal of Rehman College of Dentistry (JRCD)

JRCD is an international, peer reviewed, open access journal for the dental community. JRCD supports scientific innovations, clinical and experimental research within dentistry and its related fields.
Our mission is to provide a scientific platform to national and international scholars for innovative research and advancement in dentistry. JRCD also encourages interdisciplinary research across multiple fields. 
JRCD provides rigorous peer review, enables rapid publication of cutting-edge research, and our aim is to become the leading national scientific forum of ideas, opinions, developments, and key issues in dentistry.

Department of Research at Rehman College of Dentistry is working through the following board and Research subcommittees. Each and every committee has its own delegated roles and responsibilities and is developed from faculty of RCD from different backgrounds. The expertise and knowledge of RCD faculty is utilized from the Research and development initiatives of RCD and its students that will help them in emerging as future healthcare professionals.

The following boards and sub-committees are working in the auspices of Research department, RCD.


      1. Research Advisory board

      a. Prof. Dr Ghulam Rasool   (Chair)

      b. Dr. Naseer Ahmed (Director)

      c. Prof. Dr Sohrab Shaheed (Member)

      d. Prof. Dr Sami Saleh Khan (Member)

      e. Prof. Dr Irfanullah Khan (Member)

       f. Dr. Ismail Alam Khan  (Secretary)


2. Department of Research Evaluation committee (Technical Committe)

Basic Sciences Technical Committee

a. Prof. Dr Sami Saleh Khan

b. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Saleem

c. Dr Nayab Amin

d. Dr Ismail Alam Khan

e. Dr. Gulmeena Masood


3. Clinical scienes Technical Committee

a. Prof. Dr Zubair Durrani

b. Prof. Dr Nasir Mushtaq

c. Dr Shafaqt Hussain

d. Dr Zainab Akbar

e. Dr. Madeeha Bangash


4. Research Ethical Committee

a. Prof. Dr. Sohrab Shaheed

b. Prof. Dr. Irfanullah Khan

c. Prof. Dr. Sahib Khan

d. Dr. Sajid Ali

e. Dr. Irfan Salim

f. Mr. Hamidullah (Legal advisor)

g. Mr. Bahre Karam (Community advisor)


5. undergraduate Research Committee

a. Dr. Kanwal Nazir Arbab

b. Dr Hina Shabbir

c. Dr. Nayab Amin

d. Dr. Nazma Saleem

e. Dr. Gulmeena Msood

f. Dr. Habeeba Asif

g. Dr. Usama Siddiqui


6. JRCD Committee

a. Prof. Dr Ghulam Rasool

b. Dr. Naseer Ahmed

c. Dr. Sohrab Shaheed

d. Dr. Usama Siddiqui

e. Prof. Dr Tariq Ali Khan

f. Dr. Shafqat Hussain

g. Dr. Kanwal Nazir

h. Dr. Iqra Khawaja

i. Dr. Gulmeena Masood

j. Dr. Faizan Ul Hassan

k. Dr. Nazma Saleem


  7. Research Central Committe:  

a. Dr. Naseer Ahmed

b. Dr. Usama Siddiqui

c. Dr. Gulmeena Masood

d. Dr. Sobia Salam

e. Mr. Muhammad Usman

f. Mr. Abdul Basit    


8. Best Researcher Award Committee

a. Dr Ghulam Rasool

b. Prof.Dr Irfanullah Khan

c. Prof. Dr Muhammad Saleem

d. Dr Naseer Ahmed

e. Dr Zainab Akbar