UNIVERSITY RESEARCH COUNCIL
DR. GEORGE E. KLINZING, CHAIR
MINUTES --
MARCH 28, 2002


The meeting was called to order at 2:36 p.m.

MINUTES/ANNOUNCEMENTS

No changes were requested to the minutes of the February 21, 2002 meeting.

  • Twenty-seven people participated in the March 25 federal agency briefing trip. A binder of briefing materials has been compiled and will be available by contacting Klinzing's office. Nanotechnology and Bioterrorism were the big topic areas.
  • Klinzing is trying to form teams to respond to a DARPA solicitation regarding Nanotechnology.

PATENT RIGHTS AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER POLICY

Klinzing reported that the distribution formula will be changed so the provision for OTM operations will not be taken off the top.

COMMERCIALIZATION POLICY

Klinzing reported that the Provost would like to retain some of the original language of the policy.

COPYRIGHT POLICY

Ashley reported that there was concern over an assumption that all faculty works are works-for-hire.

BRAINSTORMING

Klinzing distributed a copy of the minutes of the most recent Brainstorming subcommittee meeting. He will share some of the topic ideas generated by the group with individuals who are planning the next Science Festival. Ness stressed the importance of followthrough for any proposed workshops.

FACULTY ASSISTANCE

Klinzing stated that this group will be looking at the evaluations from the most recent agency briefing.

REPORT OF THE DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF RESEARCH -- MICHAEL CROUCH

  • A memo will be distributed regarding internal deadlines that will need to be established in order to facilitate electronic processing of proposals to the Army.
  • The most recent NCURA meeting was held via teleconference. The next meeting will occur in May.
  • Early agency funding requests are ready.
  • Approximately $1 billion of funding is available in the area of Nanotechnology.

NEW BUSINESS

No new business was discussed.

 

The meeting adjourned at 3:46 p.m.

 

cc: Elizabeth Baranger, N. John Cooper, Gerald Holder