Western University of Health Sciences

Policies & Procedures

Policy: Research Advisory Committee
Policy Information

Title: Research Advisory Committee

Policy Number: C6.1.67.1

Responsible Department: College of Veterinary Medicine

Policy Contact

Nelson, Phillip D

Dean College of Veterinary Medicine


Policy Dates

Effective Date: 2006-08-07

Next Review Date: 2012-02-15

Approval Date:

Policy Statement

It is the policy of the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) that the Research Advisory Committee advises the Associate Dean for Research on all matters related to Faculty and student research in the College. Its mission is to enhance and strengthen College research.

Purpose of Policy

To define the responsibilities and membership of the Research Advisory committee.

Related Policy Information

The committee will achieve its mission by providing advice and acting as a resource for:

  1. developing a grants information database,
  2. research mentorship programs for young Faculty,
  3. monitoring and helping develop the College’s research space,
  4. organizing research seminars/programs,
  5. serving as a research liaison to Western University Administration, and/or
  6. developing liaisons with other research institutions outside of Western University.

    At the request of a Faculty member, the Committee will serve as, or identify, a review panel for peer review of grant requests, manuscripts and/or assignment of internal research funds.  

The Research Advisory Committee includes five members (three elected by the Faculty and two appointed by the Dean). In addition, at the committee’s discretion, an additional member from another academic institution may be asked to join and participate in the Research Advisory Committee’s discussions. The committee shall determine the length of service terms for committee members so there is gradual replacement of the committee over time. The Assistant Dean for Research serves as a non-voting, ex officio member of the Research Advisory Committee.


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