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									CRAD Minutes
Thursday, Sept. 22nd, 2005
Walter Library, Room 101

Attendees: Kerri Barrett, Dianne Bartels, Mark Bohnhorst, John Bryson, Lisa Carlson,
James Cloyd, Marilyn DeLong, Gail Dubrow, Lettie Ebbert, Alan Ek, Bruce Erickson,
John Fossum, Judy Gerrard, Peggy Johnson, Mos Kaveh, Michael Korth, Faith Mrutu,
Tim Mulcahy, Mark Paller, James Parente, Tom Schenk, Rosalyn Segal, Bert Stromberg,
Peggy Sundermeyer, Huber Warner, Al Willie, and Ed Wink


Announcements

      Policy on Openness posted on website – Tim Mulcahy announced that “Policy on
       Openness” is replacing the title “Research Secrecy Policy.” Both policies will
       address the same concerns. Administrative procedure for the policy is being
       reviewed.
      Topics list for ’05-06 posted on CRAD website under title Issues for 2005-2006.
      Personnel changes in the OVPR
       VP Mulcahy announced the following changes in the OVPR:
               Chris Larson replaced Steve Bradley as the Assistant Director of SPA
               Lisa Carlson is the new Chief of Staff.
               Win Ann Schumi remains the Assistant VP.
               Bruce Erickson is the new Director of Communications.
      Additional item: Judy Garrard raised the topic of server protection planning after
       an incident at the School of Public Health where the building was locked down
       and in view of the recent events on the Gulf Coast during Hurricane Katrina. The
       extent to which the University has a emergency/business contingency plan might
       be a worthwhile item to add to an upcoming agenda with members of OIT and the
       Research task forces in attendance. Concerns were expressed about the reliance
       on cell phones which have proven to be problematic in other emergency
       situations, off-site data storage, and critical research not having the protection it
       needs.


Vision for CRAD – Tim Mulcahy

      Value to group: VP Mulcahy stressed the fact that he hopes the CRAD meetings
       are a value to its members. If needs are not being fulfilled, talk to Bert Stromberg
       with suggestions.
      Group should decide priorities for the topics for 2005-2006 and work to facilitate
       discussions at meetings, for example framing questions that would be posed to
       OIT or Emergency Management at a meeting addressing contingency planning.
      Research should be seen in broad terms, not only in grant or funding issues, but
       graduate student issues as well.
      Topics need to have follow-ups like the recent sharing ICR discussions in the past
       few meetings.
      Handout: Process for Streamlining Projects. Solicits faculty for their ideas on
       important or difficult issues. Have received 75 responses since posting—will be
       available until March 1, 2006. Faculty is urged to respond as soon as possible to
       make comments more effective. Input will be collected and two groups will
       discuss recommendations with VP Mulcahy. Process will continue now through
       Sept/Oct 2006. Priority will depend on how often an issue arises.


Graduate School – Gail Dubrow

The new Dean of The Graduate School, Gail Dubrow thanked the group for the invitation
and introduced herself. She provided a brief overview of her philosophy of graduated
education and said she welcomes the opportunity to work closely with CRAD on many
areas of mutual concern.


ICR Guidelines

      Handout: Final Draft of ICR Guidelines
      Two or more colleges with $100,000 of ICR.
      Departments should use a proposal routing form. New addition: field to alert SPA
       that it is interdisciplinary.
      Minimum ICR is lowered to $1000 per college.
      PIs responsible for their own deficits.
      Exceptions: program project grants and training grants.
      November 1st is the date it is to be implemented—Senate Research Committee
       needs to approve the changes.
      Questions were raised whether the $1000 level would be justified in comparison
       to the administrative costs that it would entail. Wink replied that it is at the deans’
       discretion.
      VP Mulcahy recommended policy changes should be reevaluated after first year
       to see how it is working.

Export Controls – Mark Bohnhorst

      Handout: Export Control Program
      Education about export controls. Bohnhorst is available for department
       presentations which usually last fifteen to twenty minutes.
      Issues that are key include what is public domain vs. what is non-public domain,
       military usage, material transfers, and dual use technology.
      The UMN Export Controls Policy website is located at:
               http://www.research.umn.edu/regulations/export_controls.html
Next meeting is on Thursday, Oct. 20th 2005 from 1:30-3pm in Walter Library

								
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