Advisory & Oversight Committees
The vice president for research receives guidance from several University and external advisory and oversight committees on a range of issues related to research including funding, policies, ethical practices, and collaboration.
Visit OVPR units to learn more about their own advisory and oversight committees.
Council of Research Associate Deans
The Council of Research Associate Deans (CRAD) reviews and provides guidance on research-related policies and initiatives and serves as a forum for the University's research colleges to exchange information.
Community Oversight Board
The Community Oversight Board (COB), composed of external academic, professional, and community experts in human participant research and research ethics, provides feedback on research-related policies, strategies, procedures, and public-facing materials.
Fairview/University Research Oversight Committee
The Fairview/University Research Oversight Committee (FUROC)—which includes senior leader representatives from the Fairview Research Office, Fairview clinical staff, UM Physicians, Academic Health Center, and the Office of the Vice President for Research—convenes quarterly meetings to monitor and discuss clinical research practices, policies and procedures across the Fairview health system.
Research Compliance Advisory Committee
The Research Compliance Advisory Committee (RCAC), which includes research faculty and University leadership, meets on a regular basis to review advances in research with potential risk management impacts and to advise the vice president for research on a range of research compliance issues.