Research Governance and Policy Sub-committee

Updated on 14 February 2023

Information about the remit and membership of the Research Governance and Policy sub-committee, which is a committee of Senate.

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The University’s Research Governance & Policy Sub-Committee is responsible for ensuring that the governance and policy context for the undertaking of research within the University is optimal.  The Sub-Committee reports to the University Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee.

Remit of the Sub-Committee

  • reviewing governance processes and associated research and related policy extant at both University and the local level, and identifying need for improvement and development including the involvement of external stakeholders;
  • establishing systems which accommodate the needs of good institutional governance, that are externally accountable and which take into account the diversity of the institution’s research activities;
  • ensuring that institutional research governance processes are transparent and inclusive and are well communicated throughout the University;
  • promoting “buy-in” by facilitating dialogue and dissemination of good and consistent practice across the Schools;
  • attempting to minimize the burden of governance and policy demands on research staff commensurate with achieving high levels of internal and external confidence in the University’s processes.

Membership of the Sub-Committee

  • Professor Inke Nathke (Convener), Professor of Epithelial Biology and Associate Dean for Professional Culture, School of Life Sciences
  • Dr Paul Davies, MRC PPU Unit Manager, School of Life Sciences
  • Dr Elizabeth Hannah, Reader, Educational Psychology, School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law and Convener, University Research Ethics Committee
  • Dr Nicholas Helps, Head of Safety Services, Human Resources
  • Dr Linda Martindale, Dean, School of Health Sciences and Chair of the TASC Governance and Oversight Committee 
  • John McCaffery, Research Services Manager, Research and Resources, Library and Learning and Culture and Information 
  • Sarah Thomson, Director of Biological Services
  • Professor Colin Palmer, Chair of Pharmacogenomics and Associate Dean for Research, School of Medicine
  • Professor Russell Petty, Professor of Medical Oncology, School of Medicine and Interim Director of Research & Development, NHS Tayside, Tayside Medical Science Centre (TASC)
  • Dr Clive Randall, Research Policy Manager, Academic & Corporate Governance
  • Professor Emanuele Trucco, NRP Chair of Computational Vision, Computing, School of Science and Engineering 
  • Dr Roger van Gompel, Reader, Psychology, School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Hannah Whaley, Assistant Director (Research & Systems), Library and Learning and Culture and Information

Secretary: Nicola Millar, Administrative Officer (Research), Academic & Corporate Governance

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