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The University Research Commission is composed as follows:
The Commission is chaired by the Rector or, in his absence, by the Rector’s Research Delegate. The Commission lapses with the lapse of the Board of Directors who appointed it. The University Research Commission makes decisions by a majority of the members present. In case of a tie, the Chairman's vote prevails. The Rector’s Research Delegate serves as Secretary if the Commission is chaired by the Rector; the Board's Research Delegate serves as secretary if the Commission is chaired by the Rector's Delegate.
The University Research Commission manages and coordinates the University's research activities on an annual basis for financial matters. In particular, it:
In case of urgency, the Rector may use access to the research fund up to a maximum amount determined by the BoD, after speaking with the BoD representative within the University Research Commission and one other member; the permits thus granted must be ratified at the next upcoming board meeting.
Based on the research activity and possible scenarios, the University Research Commission proposes the funding evaluation criteria to the BoD. The evaluation criteria are indicated in the University’s Annual Research Plan approved by the Board of Directors. In the case of multiannual research projects, progress will be assessed on the basis of project managers' annual reports regarding the research content and on expenses incurred relative to the project’s allocated budget.
The Board of Directors’ Research Delegate acts as a link between the BoD and the University Research Commission. In carrying out his duties, he co-ordinates with the Rector's Research Delegate and with the Rector.
The Rector’s Delegate, assisted by the Research Office, collects research proposals from the eligible applicants and prepares the meeting agendas to be submitted for approval to the Rector. The Delegate also verifies that the received proposals are properly substantiated and documented. The Rector's Research Delegate is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the monitoring and management activities of University research and for taking care of external relations. Within the University Research Commission the Delegate is the link between the University and proposals and requests coming from outside, and in particular, between the University and the Conference of Rectors of Italian Universities and the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research. In these activities, he coordinates with the Rector, with the Board of Directors’ Research Delegate and with Research Office’s administrative staff.