Advisory Structure

Research Advisory Board

The Research Advisory Board (RAB) was formed to provide advice to the UH System Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI), with the aim of facilitating the continued success of the research enterprise. The RAB will assist the Vice President for Research and Innovation in recognizing UH’s excellent research accomplishments, including improvements to the organization of the enterprise, and they will help to articulate the importance of research in academics and to the University as a whole. The RAB will identify limitations in the research infrastructure that need to be addressed to better support innovative UH research. The Board will also suggest avenues to better protect the intellectual property of the University, and to help faculty transition research to practical applications and commercialization with stronger contributions to the economic development in the State. The RAB will suggest ways that the importance of the economic and service roles of the UH research enterprise to the State of Hawai‘i can be more broadly recognized and appreciated.

Research Compliance Task Force

The Research Compliance Task Force (RCTF) was established by the Vice President for Research and Innovation in response to a request by the Research Advisory Board (RAB) which recognized that in a time of declining resources the research enterprise could only be sustained and grown if the burden of compliance for researchers is reduced and made more efficient. The RCTF was charged to identify and recommend improvements in the various research compliance processes to reduce the administrative workload of researchers and address long-standing problems with research compliance procedures and processes at the University of Hawai’i.