University Research Council
Dan Bates from the
Office of the Provost discussed the Technology Commercialization Alliance. The
REPORT FROM THE OFFICE OF RESEARCH
Mike Crouch, Director of the Office of Research, discussed several issues:
· The repercussions of the federal budget crunch on research at the University.
· An upcoming videoconference on confidentiality in research.
· Staffing issues at the Office of Research.
The Office of General Counsel is examining proposed revisions to the copyright policy. The revised draft will be presented to the Council when the Office of General Counsel completes its review.
Department of Energy
The new director of research at the Department of Energy is redirecting the research efforts of the Department. Targeted meetings with individuals at the Department may help garner research funds for University faculty.
The grant-writing workshop will focus on the social sciences, although certain aspects of the workshop will also be directed towards a more general audience. Members of the University faculty with expertise in proposal-writing will speak at the workshop.
universities have difficulty advertising their research successes. The Faculty Research Interests Project (FRIP)
Social Science Funding
The upcoming federal agencies trip will focus on the social sciences and the humanities.
University hosted a nanotechnology symposium on December 16. Nanotechnology research at the University was
highlighted, and the formation of the University's
research administrators from four