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The University Research Committee shall be composed of:
The Committee is chaired by the Rector, or, in his absence, by his delegate for Research. The Committee shall lapse when the Board of Directors that appointed it lapses. The Committee shall act on majority decisions of members present at the meeting. In the event of a tie, the chairman has casting vote. If the Rector chairs the Committee, the Rector’s Delegate for Research shall act as secretary; if the Rector’s delegate for Research chairs the Committee the Board of Director’s Delegate for Research shall act as secretary.
The University Research Committee shall annually coordinate financial management of University research. In particular, the Committee shall:
Committee deliberations shall be notified to the interested parties in writing, with a brief assessment request and the approved budget. Approval may be subject to revision of the funding application, or to further documentation or information. Approved applications are in any case subject to the objectives and outcomes stated by the applicant. Non-approved applications for funding may be re-submitted by the applicant after the completion of a revision in line with the Committee’s reasons for denying funding.
In urgent cases, the Rector may access the Fund and use it up to a maximum amount established by the Board of Directors after hearing the Representative of the Board of Directors on the Committee, plus one other member. All authorizations issued in this way shall be submitted for ratification during the next meeting.
As far as research projects are concerned, the University promotes and supports, with a dedicated budget, project proposals in line with the research topics defined by the Faculties, approved by the Academic Senate and the Board of Directors and specified in Article 2 of the Call for Research Projects. Starting from 2019, the UNINT Research Committee encourages interdisciplinary collaboration and the internationalization of research, by annually preparing a selective procedure reserved to groups composed of a coordinator and UNINT or extra-UNINT members.
In order to apply for the annual Call for Research Projects, the following form must be filled out.
The University Research Committee shall make proposals on the evaluation criteria for funding requests to the Board of Directors, with regard to the development of the research activity, and other possible scenarios. Evaluation criteria are listed in the University Annual Research Plan approved by the Board of Directors. In the event of multi-year research projects, evaluation shall be subject to the progress of the research and the expenditure incurred against the project budget, on the basis of the annual reports submitted by the project leaders.
The Board of Directors’ Delegate for Research shall act as a liaison between the Board of Directors and the University Research Committee. In the performance of his tasks, he shall coordinate with the Rector’s Delegate for Research and the Rector.
The Rector’s Delegate, assisted by the Research Office, shall collate research proposals from the eligible applicants, and establish the agenda of the meeting to be submitted for the Rector’s approval. The delegate shall also verify that the proposals received are properly justified and documented. The Rector’s Delegate for Research is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the monitoring and management activities of research in the University, and for maintaining relations with the outside world. Within the University Research Committee, he shall act as liaison between external proposals and requests with particular regard to relations between the University and the Conference of Italian University Rectors and MIUR. In the performance of his tasks, he shall coordinate with the Rector, the Board of Directors’ Delegate for Research, and the administrative staff of the Research Office.