Board of Regents Policy 12.206 Board of Regents Policy 12.206


Establishment and Review of Organized Research Units


Regents Policy Chapter 12, Research
Regents Policy RP 12.206, Establishment and Review of Organized Research Units
Effective Date:  Mar. 17, 2011
Prior Dates Amended:  Oct. 31, 2014 (recodified)
Review Date:  August 2019

I. Purpose

To set forth policy regarding the establishment and review of organized research units.

II. Definitions

No policy specific or unique definitions apply.

III. Board of Regents Policy

    A. The board approves extra-departmental administrative structures, commonly referred to as organized research units (“ORU”). ORU provides a locus for faculty, staff and students to engage in focused, collaborative research and training activities. They are expected to generate significant grant and contract funding.

    B. The president shall establish procedures for review of proposed ORU, including review and recommendations by the relevant campus faculty senate and administrative officers.

    C. No organized research unit may be formally established or discontinued until review as prescribed by the president has been completed, the president makes a recommendation to the board and the board has given its approval.

    D. Once established, an organized research unit will be reviewed periodically at intervals of seven years or less, according to procedures established by the president.

    E. All major reorganizations of the administrative structure of an organized research unit must be in conformance with provisions of the board policy on establishment and reorganization of organizational units.

IV. Delegation of Authority

There is no policy specific delegation of authority.

V. Contact Information

Office of the Vice President for Research & Innovation, 956-5006,

VI. References

VII. Exhibits and Appendices

No Exhibits and Appendices found


    approved as to Form:    
    Cynthia Quinn    
    October 31, 2014    
    Executive Administrator and Secretary of the Board of Regents


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