- The Committee will be chaired by the Head of Department or their nominee
- One representative of each of the research groups within the deparment
- Other researchers* from the department appointed by the Head of Department
Terms of Reference
To identify and promote the means by which the department can meet current and emerging research opportunities with the particular goals of increasing research income and output and meeting the other research objectives of the University as articulated in the Corporate Plan.
To approve the department's contribution to the response of the faculty to any national research assessment submission.
To approve the department's annual research ethics return for submission to the Faculty Research Committee. The Faculty Research Committee will approve the return for submission to the University's Ethics Committee.
To promote and share good practice in relation to research.
Meetings: Attendance at meetings of the Committee by persons other than members of the Committee is by invitation only. Any such attendance must be approved by the Chair in advance of the meeting. The Committee will normally meet at least twice per semester.
Minutes: Submitted to the Faculty Research Committee. The minutes may be circulated with the agenda and papers for each meeting of the Faculty Research Committee or may be placed on the Learning Materials Filestore for access by members of the Faculty Research Committee in advance of their next meeting.
- where 'researcher' is as defined by the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers