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A Research Perspective by Keith McDowell Graduate Council November 16, 2004. VISION. A CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE IN SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY. FUNCTIONS of VP OFFICE. Research Policy Technology Transfer and Commercialization Research Operations Research Development.

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vision

VISION

A CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE IN SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY

functions of vp office
FUNCTIONS of VP OFFICE
  • Research Policy
  • Technology Transfer and Commercialization
  • Research Operations
  • Research Development
slide4

Organizational Chart VP Research 2005

AA

Beverly Kauchick

Assistant Vice President for Research

And Academic Affairs

Tim Greene

Vice President for Research

Dr. Keith McDowell

Research Information Specialist

Sheryl Woods

Associate Vice President for Research

Dr. Marianne Woods

AA

Deborah Parrott

Assistant to the

VP for Research

M. Bersch

AIME Executive Director

Bob Wells

Research Compliance Officer

VACANT

Director

Technology Transfer

VACANT

Director

Sponsored Programs

Cindy Jones

Associate Director

Carol Hollyhand

AA

Vacant

Central Analytical Facility

Director

Dan Daly

Research Compliance

Specialist

Vacant

M. Shamsazzoha

Research Professor

Manager

Grant and Contract

Accounting

Tammy Hudson

Expenditure Compliance

Specialist

Kathy Bir

Earl Ada

Associate Research Prof

G&C Specialist

Melissa Hinton

AA

Pam Wells

Research Compliance

Specialist

Vacant

Microscopy Technician

Vacant

Sr. Accountant

Linda Clemons

Cost Compliance

Specialist

Vacant

Electronics Technician

Vacant

G&C Specialist

Lisa Joiner

Manager

Animal Care Facility

Dr. Paul LeBlanc

Sr. Accountant

Misty Phillips

Vacant

Bevill Admin

Accountant

Teresa Gladden

G&C Specialist

Vacant

Ann Brasher

Accounting Specialist

Veterinarian

Dr. Jim Neville

Steve Gilis

Security Monitor (AIME)

Accountant

Kara Gibson

G&C Specialist

Vacant

Shelby Admin

Mary Robinson

Office Associate, Sr.

Animal Technician

Keon Allen

Accountant

Rodney Granec

Accounting Assistant

Tiffany Cowart

research policy
Research Policy
  • Committees: IRB, IACUC,…
  • Compliance
  • Rules and Regs as moving targets!
  • ITAR and satellite data
  • Export Control Act
  • Misconduct in Science
technology transfer
Technology Transfer
  • Intellectual Property: Patents and Licenses
  • Partnering with Industry and Government
  • Incubation of new companies from UA IP
  • Signature Authority!
  • IP Disclosure Committee
  • Conflict of Interest
aime commercialization of ip at ua
AIMECommercialization of IP at UA
  • Executive Director: Bob Wells
  • An experiment
  • Partnerships and Incubation
  • Flexible and Adaptable
research operations
Research Operations
  • Office for Sponsored Programs
    • Pre- and Post-Award and Accounting
  • Major Research Facilities
    • Central Analytical Facility
    • Building Management (AIME, Bevill, Shelby)
    • Management of Major Research Equipment
slide9

Sponsored Project Expenditure Data

in millions of dollars

Fiscal Year

research development mission expand research capacity
Research DevelopmentMission: Expand Research Capacity
  • Analyze federal funding patterns
  • Determine UA research strengths and weaknesses
  • Pick target areas and channel resources for growth
  • Federal Earmarks or Plus-ups
principles
Principles
  • Think and act like top tier university
  • Get it right to start with; it takes less time
  • You get there one step at a time
how to
How to …
  • Waiver of F&A (IDC, overhead) Policy – only if agency demands waiver
  • Cost Sharing – OK if required
  • GRAs paid by VP – No
  • Centers
  • F&A distribution to units
mcdowell investment metrics
McDowell Investment Metrics
  • Expand Research Capacity
  • Sustainability
  • Return on Investment
  • Potential for funding
  • Leveraging of investment
  • UA is NOT a funding agency
  • Follow “best practices”
washington perspective
Washington Perspective
  • National User Facilities
    • DOE 20-year facilities plan
    • NNIN
    • State versus state: concept of competition
  • Workforce Development
    • K-12/16 programs ([email protected])
    • University/City/Business partnerships
    • Effect of 9-11: export controls, cybersecurity, Patriot Act, and so forth
washington perspective cont
Washington Perspective (cont.)
  • Discovery to Commercialization
    • NBIC: concept of convergence
    • National Nanotechnology Initiative
    • Technology-led economic development
  • Homeland Security
    • HSARPA
    • Other Transaction Agreements (OTA)
    • Industry will serve as prime with university as subcontractor
nih roadmap www nih gov nihroadmap download science article
NIH Roadmapwww.nih.gov/nihroadmap(download Science article)
  • New Frontiers: genomics, bioinfomatics, …
  • Cross-cutting teams and centers
  • Discovery to clinical use
goal top tier research university

Goal: Top Tier Research University

Only thing that can stop us from achieving our goal is ourselves

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