The Research Openness Subcommittee maintains and develops expertise on the national and University policies and the national funding environment that are relevant to the review of requests for accepting research grants and contracts. The subcommittee reviews requests for exemptions from the Regents Policy, Openness in Research, and forwards recommendations to the Senate Research Committee (SRC). Research Openness Subcommittee members also consult with the chair of the SRC and the vice president for research regarding changes in administrative policy and guidelines relating to the review of these exception requests.

2021-22 Research Openness Subcommittee Leadership

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Committee Charge

The Research Openness Subcommittee shall be a subcommittee of the Senate Research Committee. The subcommittee shall:

  • maintain and develop expertise on the national and University policies and the national funding environment that are relevant to the review of requests for accepting research grants and contracts that (i) limit the public dissemination of the results of research; (ii) impose retroactive classification of research; or (iii) restrict participation in research (primarily for reasons related to export controls);
  • consistent with administrative policy, review requests for exemptions from Regents Policy, Openness in Research, and forward recommendations to the Senate Research Committee; and,
  • as requested, or on its own initiative, consult with the Chair of the Senate Research Committee and the Vice President for Research regarding changes in administrative policy and guidelines relating to review of requests.

Membership

The subcommittee shall consist of 5 faculty members, 1 P&A staff member involved in research, and 2 students. Members of the subcommittee shall serve five-year terms and may be reappointed once; none of the members of the subcommittee will be current members of the Senate Research Committee. The members of the subcommittee will be appointed by the chair of the Senate Research Committee in consultation with the members of the Senate Research Committee. The student member may serve on the subcommittee for as long as he or she remains a student in good standing at the University. The chair shall be a faculty member designated by the chair of the Senate Research Committee. Ex officio members shall include representatives from the Office of the General Counsel and from the Office of the Vice President for Research.