Council on Research
ByLaw 75.3

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ByLaw 75.3    Council on Research [Am 6 June 00]

(A)    Membership.  The Council on Research consists of twenty five members: 10 appointed by the Committee on Committees, 2 ex officio members without vote (the Vice Chancellor for Research and one representative from the appointed Faculty Grants Program) who serve on the Council; 14 members appointed by the Committee on Committees, who serve exclusively on the seven review subcommittees of the Faculty Grants Program and ad hoc members appointed by the Chair of the Council, as needed, based on the area of expertise and the volume of proposals received.

(1)  The Chair and Vice Chair of the Council will be appointed by the Committee on Committees from among the appointed members.   The UCORP representative is generally the Chair of the Council, appointed by the Committee on Committees.

(2)  From among the 14 members of the review subcommittees of the Faculty Grants Program, 1 member is selected by the Chair of the Council, in consultation with appointed Council members, to serve as the ex officio representative to the Council from the Faculty Grants Program.

(3)  Membership term of the Council on Research will be from 3 to 5 years, with initial appointment for a period of 3 years and with the possibility of a succeeding appointment for 1 or for 2 years; Faculty Grants Program will be for 3 years; and UCORP representative will be for 2 years.

(4)  Each review subcommittee of the Faculty Grants Program consists of at least two members representing different specialized fields from within each of the seven academic discipline areas: Social Sciences, Professional Schools, Fine Arts, Physical Sciences, Life Science, Humanities and Health Sciences.

(B)     Council on Research Duties

(1)  consults regularly with the Vice Chancellor for Research, advises the Chancellor and informs the Division concerning:

(a)  faculty perspectives on issues pertaining to the research mission at UCLA and the University of California;

(b)  campus budgetary needs for support of research and support of research infrastructures, policy, and strategy regarding the pursuit and acceptance of such support;

(c)  promotion and coordination of multidisciplinary research and collaborative work among faculty; and

(d)  policies governing acceptance of extramural funding.

(2)  provides periodic evaluation of units that support faculty research, including such offices (or their equivalent) as the Office of Research Administration, the Office of Sponsored Research, the Office of Intellectual Property Administration and Technology Transfer, the Office of Academic Computing, the Committees on Human Subject Protection and Animal Research;

(3)  formulates general guidelines for review of Organized Research Units (ORUs) and makes recommendations to the Vice Chancellor for Research based on ORU reports;

(4)  maintains formal liaison with relevant Senate committees, such as the Graduate Council, and the Council on Planning and Budget;

(5)  establishes 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; and

(6)  the Chair of the Council on Research shall coordinate the conduct and activities of the Faculty Grants Program.

 (C)    Faculty Grants Program: Subcommittee Duties

(1)  implements policies and procedures governing funding in support of research projects in a competitive grants program which is merit based;

(2)  implements policies and procedures governing the allocation of funds in support of research-related conference travel to present research findings at scholarly meetings; and

(3)  reviews and makes recommendations on applications submitted by eligible faculty for research funding.

 

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