UNIVERSITY RESEARCH COUNCIL
DR. GEORGE E. KLINZING, CHAIR
MINUTES --
APRIL 18, 2002


The meeting was called to order at 2:37 p.m.

MINUTES/ANNOUNCEMENTS

No changes were requested to the minutes of the March 28, 2002 meeting.

  • Klinzing distributed copies of a DARPA solicitation regarding Nanotechnology. He is forming teams to respond to the announcement.
  • Klinzing distributed a brochure publicizing the Technology Commercialization Alliance (TCA). TCA will work with faculty through various stages of the commercialization process.
  • The Research Practice Fundamentals Module on Conflict of Interest is ready. Klinzing requested that URC members test the site. He will forward an electronic message to Council with the location of Module IV.

FY03 CENTRAL RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT FUND -- SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM

Reports of the Subcommittee Chairs

Gruver - Social Sciences & Humanities
As chairman of the Social Science & Humanities subcommittee, Gruver presented the report to Council of the subcommittee's deliberations and recommendations for funding.  Twenty-five proposals were submitted to the subcommittee this year. Each proposal was read and evaluated by three subcommittee members. The subcommittee recommended 16 proposals be funded -- some at a reduced level.

Ness - Health Sciences
Yalowich reported for Ness who was not in attendance. The Health Sciences Subcommittee received 18 proposals for review.  Each proposal was ranked in one of three categories:  Definitely Fund, Fund if Possible, and Fund if There is Money.  The subcommittee ranked 7 proposals as definitely fund with only one at a reduced level.

Robertson -- Science and Engineering
Robertson reported that the Science and Engineering Subcommittee reviewed 17 proposals and ranked each in one of four categories:  Definitely Fund, Fund if Possible, Fund if Money is Available, and Do Not Fund.  Taking into consideration the Principal Investigator's rank as well as the merits of the proposal, the subcommittee recommended 11 proposals for full funding.

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

  • A memo was distributed on April 4 announcing internal deadlines that will be necessary in order to facilitate electronic processing of proposals to the Army.
  • A limited number of copies of the Office of Research Annual Report - Fiscal 2000 will be available. A summary of the report will be posted to the Office of Research Website.
  • The next NCURA meeting will be held via teleconference on May 14.

COMMERCIALIZATION POLICY

Klinzing will share the latest version of this policy with Council at a future meeting.

COPYRIGHT POLICY

Ashley will summarize the recommendations of this subcommittee regarding proposed changes to the original policy.

PATENT POLICY

Klinzing will bring this draft to Council for approval.

NEW BUSINESS

No new business was discussed.

 

The meeting adjourned at 3:22 p.m.

 

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