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Research Council

Chair: Caren Rotello

Membership List

Items Currently Under Review

The Research Council will meet on the following dates during the 2013-2014 academic year:

September 13
October 11
November 8
December 13
January 24
February 21
March 28
April 25

All meetings will take place at 9:00 a.m. in the Life Science Laboratories, Room N610.


Annual Reports:


2003-2004 with Attachment


Research Council's Response to "Innovation and Impact: Renewing the Promise of the Public University" Strategic Plan Draft dated 3/27/2013

Notice of Town Hall Meeting on UMass Conflict of Interest Policies

Scholarly Communication, Open Access Publishing, and the Berlin Declaration - Presentation by Marilyn Billings

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Status and Policy on Campus - April 2010

Safety and Training Protocols for Visiting Scientists and Scholars

Principal and Co-Principal Investigators: Eligibility, Roles, Rights, Responsibilities, and Obligations

Curriculum Fee Retrospective

Office of Research Affairs' Internal and External Funding Opportunities

Graduate School 2006 Fact Book

OGCA FY06 Annual Report

OGCA FY05 Annual Report

OGCA FY04 Annual Report

Important Memos

The Research Council shall:
(a) Advance the research mission of the University;
(b) Advise the administration on policy issues and major changes regarding Research Trust
     Fund (RTF) expenditures and review annually the RTF of the prior fiscal year;
(c) Review and make recommendations regarding the awarding of research and scholarship-oriented
     grants and awards such as Faculty Research Grants (FRGs), Healey Endowment
     Grants, Faculty Fellowships, and Conti Faculty Fellowships; and
(d) Make recommendations to the Faculty Senate relating to the approval of new research centers and institutes.

Its membership shall be:
(a) Eighteen Graduate Faculty Members, with at least one from each School/College headed by a Dean and one
     from the Professional Library Staff;
(b) A Representative from the Commonwealth Honors College Council, appointed by the Chair of the Commonwealth Honors College Council;
(c) The Chairperson of the Graduate Council, serving ex officio;
(d) The Provost or a designee, serving ex officio;
(e) The Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement, serving ex officio;
(f) The Dean of the Graduate School, serving ex officio;
(g) The Director of the Office of Grants and Contracts, serving ex officio;
(h) The Research Compliance Coordinator, serving ex officio;
(i) The Director of Libraries, serving ex officio;
(j) The Secretary of the Faculty Senate or a designee, serving ex officio; non-voting;
(k) The President of the Graduate Student Senate, serving ex officio;
(l) The President of the Student Government Association or a designee, serving ex officio;
(m) Two Graduate Students; and
(n) One Undergraduate Student.

Minutes of meetings shall be sent to the Academic Deans and to other recipients as required by these Bylaws.

From Chapter 5 Section 13 of the Faculty Senate Bylaws





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