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Manoa Faculty Senate
Standing Committee on Research
Activities Report for AY 2005-2006

The CoR's first action of AY 2005-6 was to bring a motion to the Senate expressing concern over proposed changes to BOR and executive policies, which relate to employment practices at RCUH. The motion passed by the Senate helped to encourage the BOR to restore a policy that had been in effect prior to September 2004.

In October Dr. Duane Gubler, Director of Asia-Pacific Institute for Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases, explained the proposal to establish a biosafety facility in Waimano.

In November Vice-Chancellor Ostrander reported on how he distributes the share of RTRF for which he is responsible.

In December Tom Humphrey reported to the committee on the activities of a committee organized by the VCRGE to assess the overall status of sequencing facilities at Manoa and make recommendations.

In January the committee conducted a discussion with Shirley Daniel (Business), Marianne Lam (ORS), Roy Wilkens (Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology), Gary Ostrander (V. C. Research) and heard favorable opinion of the business plan and contract for the proposed UARC.

In February the committee heard from Professor Maqsudul Alam of the Center for Genomics, Proteomics, and Bioinformatics Research Initiative (CGBPRI) an overview of funding, research activities and future prospects for CGPBRI, and subsequently wrote to the VCRGE offering advice on the future of the initiative.

In March the committee heard from Chris Helm, Jennifer Pavelec and Charles Miller, all from ORS, of plans to implement on-line grant application and management software, known as Info-Ed.

In April Vice-President Gaines reported on how he distributes the share of RTRF for which he is responsible.

Committee minutes are available.


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