Organizational Structure for Research
The President has designated Institutional Official (I.O.) for Research Responsibilities to the Assistant Dean for Research. The I.O. has oversight responsibility and signatory authority to ensure compliance in all research functions of the College (Burrell Policy B8500). The Dean of the College is the Chief Academic Officer and appoints the Assistant Dean for Research. The Assistant Dean for Research provides oversight of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP). Areas of responsibility within ORSP research office management, sponsored projects oversight, student research, research laboratories, and the Human Research Protection Program. Two compliance committees provide institutional level oversight in accordance with federal regulations and guidelines. The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is an institutional level board responsible for oversight of research involving human subjects and is appointed by the Institutional Official. The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is an institutional level committee responsible for oversight of research involving recombinant DNA and biohazardous agents. The I.O. for Research assures that the IRB and IBC are appropriately resourced and empowered.