University Research Council
Each item in the Provost’s charge will be addressed by a Council subcommittee. Subcommittee members are:
Electronic Research Administration Subcommittee: Mike Crouch, Jan
Integrated Proposal-Writing Program Subcommittee:
NSF Educational Program Subcommittee: John Beuthin,
National Preparedness Subcommittee: Lisa Barsom, David Brienza, Patricia Dowling, Pat Loughlin, David Tipper
REPORT FROM THE OFFICE OF RESEARCH
Mike Crouch, Director of the Office of Research, discussed the reorganization of the Office’s operations. The Office will introduce a system for electronic research administration so that it can more efficiently process grant applications. Unfortunately, off-the-shelf products do not fit the University’s needs. The Office hired an information technology professional to help it develop an electronic grant processing system. The Office also will conduct benchmarking and site visits to help it accomplish its goals.
Mr. Crouch also discussed:
The Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) recently held a public meeting that addressed biological and chemical counterterrorism measures. Representatives of the agency described how to apply for HSARPA grants in these areas. Several members of the University faculty attended the meeting.
The Council also discussed:
Several other issues were addressed: