Research Division

University Research Committee

The University Research Committee (formerly Research College Board), is a committee of the Academic Senate. Its responsibilities are:

  1. to oversee the research and research training goals of the University;
  2. to provide advice and recommendations to Academic Senate on matters relating to the Strategic Research Plan;
  3. to report and advise Academic Senate on decisions, recommendations in relation to its terms of reference;
  4. to provide high-level advice to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) on matters relating to research and research training in support of implementation of the Strategic Research Plan;

The Board is comprised of:  

  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Chair
  • Maximum of 4 Associate Deans Research (call for nominations)
  • 4 experienced researchers nominated by Academic Senate (expression of interest)
  • Maximum of 2 members appointed by the Chair
  • 1 Research Fellow (expression of interest)
  • 1 Higher Degree by Research Candidate nominated by the Postgraduate Council
  • 1 external member with experience of R&D appointed by the Vice-Chancellor
  • Pro Vice-Chancellor (Researcher Development) ex-officio
  • Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Infrastructure) ex-officio
  • Chair of Academic Senate ex-officio
  • Executive Director, Research Operations – observer with speaking rights
  • Associate Director - Researcher Development

View the terms of reference (PDF 44KB) for the board and membership (PDF 112KB).

University Research Committee Meeting Schedule 2019

Meeting Date Papers Due TimeHobart Venue
Meeting 1Thursday 7 March 2019Wednesday 20 February


Council Room, Admin Bld Sandy Bay Campus
Meeting 2Thursday 9 May 2019

Monday 15 April

10am-12pmCouncil Room, Admin Bld Sandy Bay Campus
Meeting 3Thursday 27 June 2019Wednesday 12 June


Council Room, Admin Bld Sandy Bay Campus
Meeting 4

Thursday 8 August

Thursday 24 July2-4pmCouncil Room, Admin Bld Sandy Bay Campus
Meeting 5Thursday 3 OctoberThursday 20 September10am-12pmCouncil Room, Admin Bld Sandy Bay Campus
(Planning Day) 
Monday 25 November (Planning Day) 10am-4pm Council Room, Admin Bld Sandy Bay Campus