Committees

Consulting/Advisory Groups and Committees

The OVCRI regularly consults with a number of advisory groups, including both standing committees and ad hoc teams. See current committees and working groups below.

Standing Committees

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Campus Research Board

Established in 1932, the Campus Research Board serves the campus as a conduit for the distribution of funding to support tenured/tenure-track faculty members’ research projects.

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Campus Scientific Diving Control Board

Ensures that all scientific diving under the auspices of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is conducted in a manner that maximizes the protection of scientific divers from accidental injury and/or illness.

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Committee on Natural Areas

The Committee on Natural Areas guides the research and educational uses of the university’s natural areas and coordinates and supervises the maintenance and protection of these areas.

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Conflict Review Committee

Advises the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation on the implementation of the university’s Policy on Conflicts of Commitment and Interest on the Urbana campus.

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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

A federally mandated committee charged with the implementation of federal regulations involving animals in research and teaching, including review of protocols for all animal use conducted on campus. Appointed by the chancellor.

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Institutional Biosafety Committee

Works to protect the health and safety of faculty, staff, students, and the public from potential hazards associated with the use of biological materials and organisms in research or teaching, and to ensure the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign complies with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations.

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Institutional Review Board: Biomedical

A federally mandated committee responsible for reviewing all human subjects research conducted at or sponsored by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, to ensure that it complies with federal regulations and campus policies for the protection of human subjects. At Illinois, there are two Institutional Review Boards (one for Social and Behavioral Research, and one for Biomedical Research). Effective 9/16/2022

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Institutional Review Board: Social and Behavioral

A federally mandated committee responsible for reviewing all human subjects research conducted at or sponsored by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, to ensure that it complies with federal regulations and campus policies for the protection of human subjects. At Illinois, there are two Institutional Review Boards (one for Social and Behavioral Research, and one for Biomedical Research). Effective 9/16/2022

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Office of Technology Management Advisory Committee

Works to support, guide, and empower the economic development activities of the OTM and enhance innovation and commercialization of faculty, staff, and student inventions and creative works.

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Plant Variety Review Committee

Makes recommendations for new plant varieties and crops developed by University of Illinois faculty and staff.

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Radiation and Laser Safety Committee

Oversees the use of radiation sources and lasers on campus; and has authority to permit, deny or revoke authorization to obtain and use radiation sources and lasers at Illinois.

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Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center Faculty Advisory Committee

Advises the Director of the Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center on policies, finances, and operations, including an array of services to campus, based on the interests and expectations of the faculty and departments who use the Biotech Center.

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Groups and Committees Convened by the OVCRI

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C-ROC: COVID-19 Research Oversight Committee

To intake, provide guidance, and make recommendations to the VCRI on research requests for access to COVID-19 data and related biological samples owned by the university. To learn more about the types of samples available, application requirements, and the approval process, click here.

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Campus Research Administrators Working Group

Facilitates communication among senior unit administrators and campus administrators who have research as their primary mission.

Members are either administrators of units reporting to the campus administration whose primary function is the support of research, scholarly, and creative activities, or the senior administrator from each academic college whose primary responsibility is the support of research, scholarly, and creative activities. A CRAWG member will typically be the…

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Diversity Committee

As part of a campuswide effort, this committee serves as an Inclusive Illinois representative to connect diversity efforts in the OVCRI with campus diversity efforts. The committee provides recommendations on activities the OVCRI can undertake to have a positive effect on diversity and inclusion both in our units and for the campus.

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Faculty Profiles Advisory Committee

Guides the implementation of a new researcher profile system for the campus, working with staff from the Library and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation.

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Research Development Community Executive Committee

Works to develop processes to share information about services, policies, events, and opportunities that affect the Illinois research community; identify process gaps and develop and maintain best practices for supporting Illinois researchers; and build programs and develop activities that support RDC member literacy in research development topics.

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Looking for a Past Committee?

Explore a listing of the past OVCRI committees, with information such as membership, charters, and more.

See the list of past OVCRI committees