University Research Council
University Research Council (URC) was established in July 1976 as part of a
larger effort to stimulate research at the University of Pittsburgh.
The Council is charged with helping to nurture a climate that encourages
research as one of the primary missions of the University. The Council
advises the Provost and the Vice Provost for Research on policies pertaining
to the conduct of research, scholarship, and creative activities within the
University. Members are appointed by the Provost. Faculty members on the
Council represent the research-oriented schools and departments of the
University as well as the University Senate.