Research Governance Committee reports to Academic Committee


Professor David Price

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Ms Rachel Port
for agendas and minutes; apologies for absence 
020 3108 8211


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Constitution and Membership for 2017-18

Where the name of a committee member is italicised, this indicates that that member is serving on the Committee as a deputy or nominee of another member.

Number in brackets to the right-hand side of a committee member’s name indicates length of continuous service in years, up to and including the 2016-17 session. Length of service is not indicated for ex officio and student members, or for Observers.

Ex Officio

Vice-Provost (Research) (Chair) Professor David Price
Vice-Provost (Enterprise and London) (or nominee)  Dr Martin Davies
Vice-Provost (Health) (or nominee) To be notified
Registrar  Ms Wendy Appleby
Executive Director of Human Resources Ms Fiona Ryland
Director of Research Evaluation  Mr Andrew Cooper 
Director of Research Support, Joint Research Office  Dr Nick McNally 
Chair, Clinical Research Governance Committee  Professor Janet Darbyshire CBE
Chair, UCL Research Ethics Committee
Professor Michael Heinrich
Cultures of Integrity Co-ordinator Ms Rowena Lamb
Head of Information Security
Mr Trevor Peacock (Acting)
Research Ethics Co-ordinator Ms Helen Dougal
Students' Union Postgraduate Students' Officer
Mr Mark Crawford


Eight academic staff, nominated by the Vice-Provost (Research), two from each of the four UCL schools:
Arts and Humanities, Laws, Social and Historical Sciences, School of Slavonic and East European Studies  (SLASH)
Dr Helene Burningham (-)
Professor Cheryl Thomas (5) (Vice-Chair)
Built Environment, Engineering Sciences, Mathematical and Physical Sciences (BEAMS)
Professor Brian Balmer (7)
Dr Ivana Drobnjak (1)
UCL Institute of Education Dr Lynn Ang (3)
Professor Alison Fuller (3)
Life and Medical Sciences (SLMS) Professor David Shanks (3)
Professor Ian Zachary (1)

Secretary Ms Rachel Port

Terms of Reference

Subject to any general or particular direction that may from time to time be given by the Academic Committee, the Research Governance Committee is charged by Council:

1. To oversee and co-ordinate the operation of research governance processes at UCL, according to the principles set out in the UCL research integrity framework, and to approve, subject to appropriate consultation, research governance policies and procedures.

2. To monitor developments in the area of research governance within the UK higher education research community and to determine, subject to appropriate consultation, mechanisms to ensure that the relevant UCL policies and procedures are reviewed and revised as necessary to take account of such developments.

3. To ensure that UCL’s research governance policies and procedures are effectively communicated to the academic research community of UCL.

4. To receive reports and/or minutes from UCL committees and joint UCL/NHS committees which are responsible for monitoring the operation of particular policies and/or procedures which form part of the UCL research integrity framework.

5. To receive an annual report from the Registrar on the operation of UCL’s procedure for investigating and resolving allegations of misconduct in academic research.

6. To report to the Academic Committee by submission to the Academic Committee officers of the Minutes of each meeting of the Research Governance Committee.

Meeting Dates 2017-18

  • Thursday 9 November 2017, 11.45am

  • Wednesday 7 March 2018, 2.30pm
  • Thursday 19 July 2018, 1.30pm