The OVCRI regularly consults with a number of advisory groups, including both standing committees and ad hoc teams. See current committees and working groups below.
Established in 1932, the Campus Research Board serves the campus as a conduit for the distribution of funding to support tenured/tenure-track faculty members’ research projects.
Ensures that all scientific diving under the auspices of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is conducted in a manner that maximizes the protection of scientific divers from accidental injury and/or illness.
The Committee on Natural Areas guides the research and educational uses of the university’s natural areas and coordinates and supervises the maintenance and protection of these areas.
Advises the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation on the implementation of the university’s Policy on Conflicts of Commitment and Interest on the Urbana campus.
A federally mandated committee charged with the implementation of federal regulations involving animals in research and teaching, including review of protocols for all animal use conducted on campus. Appointed by the chancellor.
Works to protect the health and safety of faculty, staff, students, and the public from potential hazards associated with the use of biological materials and organisms in research or teaching, and to ensure the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign complies with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations.
A federally mandated committee responsible for reviewing all human subjects research conducted at or sponsored by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, to ensure that it complies with federal regulations and campus policies for the protection of human subjects. At Illinois, there are two Institutional Review Boards (one for Social and Behavioral Research, and one for Biomedical Research). Effective 1/1/2021
Works to support, guide, and empower the economic development activities of the OTM and enhance innovation and commercialization of faculty, staff, and student inventions and creative works.
Makes recommendations for new plant varieties and crops developed by University of Illinois faculty and staff.
Oversees the use of radiation sources and lasers on campus; and has authority to permit, deny or revoke authorization to obtain and use radiation sources and lasers at Illinois.
Appointed by the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation in accordance with the senate by-laws. This committee advises the chancellor, the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, and the senate on issues related to research policy.
Advises the Director of the Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center on policies, finances, and operations, including an array of services to campus, based on the interests and expectations of the faculty and departments who use the Biotech Center.
To intake, provide guidance, and make recommendations to the VCRI on research requests for access to COVID-19 data and related biological samples owned by the University. To learn more about the types of samples available, application requirements, and the approval process, click here.
Facilitates communication among senior unit administrators and campus administrators who have research as their primary mission.
Members are either administrators of units reporting to the campus administration whose primary function is the support of research, scholarly, and creative activities, or the senior administrator from each academic college whose primary responsibility is the support of research, scholarly, and creative activities. A CRAWG member will typically be the…
As part of a campuswide effort, this committee serves as an Inclusive Illinois representative to connect diversity efforts in the OVCRI with campus diversity efforts. The committee provides recommendations on activities the OVCRI can undertake to have a positive effect on diversity and inclusion both in our units and for the campus.
Guides the implementation of a new researcher profile system for the campus, working with staff from the Library and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation.
Works to develop processes to share information about services, policies, events, and opportunities that affect the Illinois research community; identify process gaps and develop and maintain best practices for supporting Illinois researchers; and build programs and develop activities that support RDC member literacy in research development topics.
Assists campus safety units in understanding how best to support the health and safety needs of investigators and to provide a channel of communication to strengthen cooperation between the safety units, principal investigators, and the responsible unit administrators. Convened by the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation and the Executive Director of Facilities & Services.
The primary goal of this committee is to advise the offices of the Provost and the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation on the development and potential implementation of the Social and Behavioral Science Research Incubator as outlined in the working group report.
Advises the offices of the Provost and the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation as we consider the recommendations in the Humanities Working Group Report.
Provides recommendations and suggestions to the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Research and Innovation regarding swine research facilities at Illinois. Log into the Illinois Box system to view the final report.
Reviewed and made recommendations related to operations of the Center for Advanced Study.
Examined the financial challenges facing the campus Animal Program and provided suggestions to the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Research and Innovation for reversing budget trends.
Members of the Arts Working Group provide advice and input to the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Provost, and the Chancellor on how to support the growth, strength, and visibility of campus interdisciplinary scholarship involving the arts.
Members of the Humanities Working Group provided advice and input to the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Provost, and the Chancellor on humanities-related research activities across campus.
Operating during the 2016-2017 Academic Year, the OCR Visioning Group evaluated how the campus engages with companies, how the Office of Corporate Relations can best assist Illinois students, staff, and faculty in this engagement, and how the Office of Corporate Relations supports campus economic development efforts.
Evaluated and made recommendations related to operations of the Campus Research Board.
Members of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Working Group provided advice and input to the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Provost, and the Chancellor on research in the social and behavioral sciences across campus.
Members of the Working Group in Computation, Data, and Information provided advice and input to the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, the Provost, and the Chancellor on research issues in computation across campus.
Members of the Working Group in Computation, Data, and Information provided advice and input to the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Provost, and the Chancellor on research issues in computation across campus.