Committee on Research Charge

13.27.1 There are nine Santa Cruz Division members, including at least one and no more than three members from each academic division and the School of Engineering. In addition, there is one graduate student representative. (Am 3 Dec 69, 24 Feb 71, 10 Feb 93, 31 May 95, 18 Feb 98 EI; 19 Feb 03, 19 Oct 12; CC 31 Aug 98; EC 18 Oct 91, 31 Aug 04)

13.27.2 The Committee:

1) Consults regularly with the Vice Chancellor for Research (VCR), advises the Chancellor, and informs the Division concerning issues pertaining to the research mission at UCSC and the University of California, such as campus budgetary needs for the support of research and the support of research infrastructure; policy and strategy regarding the pursuit and acceptance of such support; promotion and coordination of multidisciplinary research and collaborative work among faculty; and policies governing acceptance of extramural funding.

2) Advises the VCR on policies for periodic evaluation of administrative entities that support faculty research, including such offices as the Office of Research, Office of Sponsored Projects, Office for the Management of Intellectual Property, Information Technology Services, UCSC Natural Reserves, Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects, and the Chancellor's Animal Research Committee.

3) Makes recommendations to the VCR on the establishment of Organized Research Units (ORUs); advises the Chancellor and VCR on nomination procedures for directors of ORUs; consults with the appropriate dean or VCR on the composition of the external committees for quinquennial and sunset reviews of ORUs; reviews and comments on the reports of external ORU review committees; and consults with the appropriate dean or VCR on the continuance of ORUs.

4) Establishes and implements policies and procedures governing the allocation of funds within the purview of the Faculty Grants Program for the conduct of research and for travel to attend scholarly meetings, informs the Division of these policies and procedures, and periodically evaluates them. (Am 6 Dec 67, 31 May 95, 19 Feb 03; CC 31 Aug 98, 31 Aug 06; EC 1 Aug 76)