(a) the Provost & Vice-President (Academic), who shall be Chair
(b) the Vice-President (Research)
(c) the Dean of Graduate Studies
(d) the Chair of the University Library Council
(e) 2 members of the full-time library staff, one of whom must be a professional librarian, elected by the full-time library staff
(f) 2 members of faculty and 1 graduate student, elected by Senate
During the recent search for a Director of Libraries, the selection committee concluded that there was good reason to ensure that there be a graduate student and representation from the Library staff on the committee.
This year SUPAD reviewed 59 applications for funding under Category A of the ADF, an increase over the previous year when 51 applications were received. Of the 59 applications, 16 were recommended for funding. The total amount requested by these 59 applicants was $4,172,860; of this, $3,230,846 was requested for 1998 99.
As in previous years, SUPAD divided into three sub-groups in order to facilitate the detailed review and preliminary ranking of the applications. The sub-groups and the number of applications within each are
Applications Funding Received Recommended Recommended Biosciences & Psychology 20 6 $308,746 Physical and Mathematical Sciences & Engineering 29 6 395,040 Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities 10 4 121,862 _____ ______ 59 16 Total: $825,648Reports from a total of 108 arm's-length external referees contributed to the assessment of the projects this year.
Applications involving computers were referred to an ad hoc Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Information Technology and Services (SCITS) for technical assessment.
SUPAD met twice as a whole to evaluate the applications and related materials. Separate meetings of sub-groups did preliminary evaluations.
The total amount of the awards recommended for 1998-99 is $825,648, excluding recommendations for multi- year projects totalling $49,190 for 1999-2000 and $49,190 for 2000-2001. Details are provided on the attached table (Annex 1).
6.02 Research with Human and Animal Subjects
Research involving human and animal subjects is governed by federal and provincial regulations, and regulations approved by the University Senate, for the protection of researchers, human subjects, the public, and for the welfare of the animals used in research. Researchers are expected to adhere to such regulations. Allegations of a breach of these regulations will be dealt with according to the procedures established therein and will not normally involve the procedures associated with this policy.
All research involving human subjects conducted by UWO faculty, staff or students must be approved by a UWO-sanctioned review board. Two review boards have been established by Senate for the purpose of reviewing all such research: in the health sciences, and in the humanities/social sciences. Researchers should contact the Ethics Review Board Office for information.
All research, teaching and testing involving animals conducted by UWO faculty, staff, students or post-doctoral fellows must be approved by a UWO-sanctioned review board. The Animal Use Subcommittee has been established by Senate for the purpose of reviewing all such research.
All faculty, staff, students and post-doctoral fellows who are involved with research, teaching and testing using animals are encouraged to take the course offered by the Department of Animal Care and Veterinary Services (ACVS). More information is available from the ACVS.
The last three paragraphs have been added to clarify the role of UWO-sanctioned review boards. Two ethics review boards that report to the Senate Subcommittee on Research Involving Human Subjects (SURIHS) are responsible for reviewing research involving human subjects. Similarly, the Animal Use Subcommittee, a subcommittee of the University Council on Animal Care, reviews protocols for research, teaching and testing involving animals.
There were no Sabbatical Leave appeals in 1997-98, and therefore, no Annual Report from the Senate Sabbatical Leave Appeal Committee.