University governance Research &Knowledge Exchange Committee

Terms of reference

The Research & Knowledge Exchange Committee (RKEC) is responsible for oversight of strategy and policy, and monitoring of their implementation, to ensure efficacy and performance enhancement in research, knowledge exchange, and innovation activity across the University, as aligned with delivery of the University’s Strategic Plan and the targets therein.

RKEC is responsible for:

  • strategy and policy for research, knowledge exchange, and innovation activity, and for proposing this to the Executive Team in alignment with the delivery of the University’s Strategic Plan
  • monitoring the implementation of the University Strategy, tracking key university targets for R&KE, and considering a broader range of indicators of successful R&KE activity, including international activity, development of our research community, our enterprise and innovation activity, and our broader reputation
  • stimulating the creation of strategic relationships for the institution, nationally and internationally, with appropriate academic, policy, and industrial organisations
  • ensuring that guidance and codes of practice for staff and students within the areas of R&KE meet the University’s needs, follow best practice, and are aligned to guidance of government, research councils, and other key stakeholders
  • ensuring the University complies with concordats and agreements entered into with regards to research and knowledge exchange; and
  • formally overseeing the policy for the formation of a spin-out company, and more broadly the policy for commercialisation of the University’s intellectual property.

Committee members

  • Associate Principal
  • Deputy Associate Principals Research and Knowledge Exchange
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Deputy Director, Research and Knowledge Exchange Services (RKES)
  • Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange Services (RKES)
  • Head of Research Development (RKES)
  • The Principal
  • PhD Student representative
  • Research Staff representative
  • Vice Deans of Research and Knowledge Exchange