Standing Charge from the Council Bylaws
The Committee on Research shall be generally concerned with the research activity of the University. It shall have cognizance of all matters of policy relating to research and the general environment for research at the University, including the assignment and distribution of indirect costs and the assignment of those research funds distributed by the University. It shall advise the administration on those proposals for sponsored research referred to it because of potential conflict with University policy.
Its membership shall include eight faculty members nominated by the Faculty Senate Executive Committee, four faculty and/or representatives of the Penn Professional Staff Assembly nominated by the president and/or the provost, two graduate/professional students, and two undergraduate students. Faculty members and representatives of the Penn Professional Staff Assembly shall be appointed for staggered two-year terms and students shall be appointed for one-year renewable terms. The chair is selected by the Steering Committee from among the membership. The vice provost for research and the executive director of research services shall be non-voting ex officio members of the Committee.
2000-2001 Annual Report
1999-2000 Annual Report