UCL is a founding partner of The Francis Crick Institute, an entirely new institute with a distinctive vision of how medical research should be conducted.
Opened in 2016 next to St Pancras station and the British Library, it will play a key role in creating the foundation of knowledge on which this century's improvements in health will be based.
UCL-related Crick activities are overseen by the UCL@Crick Board.
The overarching purpose of the UCL@Crick Board is to provide a forum for the oversight and coordination of UCL's involvement in the Francis Crick Institute, and for discussion and scrutiny of UCL-specific issues received from and/or for escalation to the relevant internal and external groups and committees
Its membership is drawn from across UCL.
- Board Members
David Lomas (Chair) UCL Vice Provost (Health) & Crick Board representative David Bogle Head, Graduate School Pro-Vice-Provost of the Doctoral School Terezia Clarke Principal HR Business Partner, HR Advisory Services Mark Emberton Dean, Faculty of Medical Sciences Tariq Enver Director UCL Cancer Institute, Medical Sciences Phil Harding / Elizabeth Francis Director of Finance and Business Affairs / Director of Finance, Academic Alan Harper Director, IT for SLMS Adrian Ivinson Chief Operating Officer, UK Dementia Research Institute Ivan Parkin Dean, Faculty of MaPS David Price UCL Vice Provost (Research) Geraint Rees Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences & UAPC representative Karen Sergiou / Diran Solanke Head of Research Services / Head of Research Contracts Alethea Tabor Head of Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology Section Alan Thompson Dean, Faculty of Brain Sciences Nigel Titchener-Hooker Dean, Faculty of Engineering Morgan Williams SLMS Communications Manager Andrea Hodgetts Partnerships and Projects Coordinator Vacant Partnerships and Projects Administrator
- Board Terms of Reference
The overarching purpose of the UCL@Crick Board is to provide a forum for the oversight and coordination of UCL's involvement in the Francis Crick Institute, and for discussion and scrutiny of UCL-specific issues received from and/or for escalation to the relevant internal and external groups and committees.
• To ensure appropriate governance of the project for UCL, and monitor progress against objectives, timelines, project resources, budget and risks.
• Ensure the partnership is managed in line with appropriate UCL policies and procedures, demonstrating best practice and ensuring realisation of benefits for UCL.
• Maintain awareness of broader policy and strategic developments within UCL that may impact on the partnership.
• Receive, advise on and resolve UCL-specific issues arising from the relevant Boards providing relevant solutions and guidance as required.
• Ensure appropriate onward reporting to senior decision-making bodies and structures within UCL.
• Communicate any new initiatives associated with, and general progress of, the partnership to relevant internal and external stakeholders.
Format and frequency
- Bi-monthly 90 minute meetings
- Reporting arrangements
UCL Council: Annual update from Vice Provost (Health)
UCL Senior Management Team (SMT): Biannual update from Vice Provost (Health)
Crick - via UCL representatives at the following:
- Crick Board
- University and Academic Partnership Committee which has representatives from the partner universities (UCL, Imperial and King's) and the Francis Crick Institute as well as the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.