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

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 1/1/2021

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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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Research Policy Committee

Appointed by the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation in accordance with the senate by-laws. This committee advises the chancellor, the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, and the senate on issues related to research policy.

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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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Name Overview Status More Details
C-ROC: Covid 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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Research Safety Council

Assists campus safety units in understanding how best to support the health and safety needs of investigators and to provide a channel of communication to strengthen cooperation between the safety units, principal investigators, and the responsible unit administrators. Convened by the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation and the Executive Director of Facilities & Services.

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Social and Behavioral Science Research Initiative Advisory Committee

The primary goal of this committee is to advise the offices of the Provost and the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation on the development and potential implementation of the Social and Behavioral Science Research Incubator as outlined in the working group report.

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Steering Committee for the Consideration and Implementation of the Humanities Working Group Report

Advises the offices of the Provost and the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation as we consider the recommendations in the Humanities Working Group Report.

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Swine Facilities Strategic Planning Committee

Provides recommendations and suggestions to the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Research and Innovation regarding swine research facilities at Illinois. Log into the Illinois Box system to view the final report.

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Center for Advanced Study Review Committee

Reviewed and made recommendations related to operations of the Center for Advanced Study. 

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DAR Strategic Financial Planning Group

Examined the financial challenges facing the campus Animal Program and provided suggestions to the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Research and Innovation for reversing budget trends.

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Interdisciplinary Working Group for Integrative Scholarship in the Arts

Members of the Arts Working Group provide advice and input to the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Provost, and the Chancellor on how to support the growth, strength, and visibility of campus interdisciplinary scholarship involving the arts.

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Interdisciplinary Working Group for Integrative Scholarship in the Arts

Members of the Arts Working Group provide advice and input to the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Provost, and the Chancellor on how to support the growth, strength, and visibility of campus interdisciplinary scholarship involving the arts.

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Interdisciplinary Working Group for the Humanities

Members of the Humanities Working Group provided advice and input to the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Provost, and the Chancellor on humanities-related research activities across campus.

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Interdisciplinary Working Group for the Humanities

Members of the Humanities Working Group provided advice and input to the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Provost, and the Chancellor on humanities-related research activities across campus.

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OCR Visioning Group

Operating during the 2016-2017 Academic Year, the OCR Visioning Group evaluated how the campus engages with companies, how the Office of Corporate Relations can best assist Illinois students, staff, and faculty in this engagement, and how the Office of Corporate Relations supports campus economic development efforts.

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Research Board Review Committee

Evaluated and made recommendations related to operations of the Campus Research Board.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences Working Group

Members of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Working Group provided advice and input to the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Provost, and the Chancellor on research in the social and behavioral sciences across campus.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences Working Group

Members of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Working Group provided advice and input to the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Provost, and the Chancellor on research in the social and behavioral sciences across campus.

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Working Group in Computation, Data, and Information

Members of the Working Group in Computation, Data, and Information provided advice and input to the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, the Provost, and the Chancellor on research issues in computation across campus.

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Working Group in Computation, Data, and Information

Members of the Working Group in Computation, Data, and Information provided advice and input to the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Provost, and the Chancellor on research issues in computation across campus.

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