Who We Are

The Research Support Council (RSC) is the research administration staff component of the Vice Chancellor’s research committees. Representatives from ORIED’s SPARCS, Finance’s Contracts and Grants, college research offices, departments, and centers and institutes communicate and clarify external and internal research policy and work to address research education needs. The RSC is led by an Executive Committee and meets bi-monthly with the Executive Committee meeting on the alternate months.


Current year schedule of meetings. See intranet (Unity ID required) for agendas.

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Executive Committee

Sets agendas and ensures informative and beneficial topics are covered. Unity ID required.

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Research Calendar

All research committee meetings and other research events.

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Join RSC Listserv

Stay Informed! To get all the news of training opportunities, research updates, meetings, etc., email the Listserv Administrator. Leave subject blank and in body of email put “subscribe RSC”.

2016 Meetings

  • January 12
  • March 8
  • May 10
  • July 8
  • September 13
  • November 8



Executive OfficersThe RSC Executive Committee

The RSC Executive Committee leads the RSC full membership by setting agendas for meetings and presenting informative and beneficial topics for our membership. We strive to promote excellence in our profession and advocate for and provide input to Research Administration across campus. In addition, we work to solve systemic customer service problems and establish / implement methods and procedures to overcome industry-specific hurdles. The committee implements and continually assesses eRA systems and faculty / staff training efforts.

Officers – serve a two year term

Past Chairs

  • Brian Thomas, Management, 513.1792, Years: 2013-2015
  • Rory Loycano, Natural Resources, Years: 2011-2013
  • Patrick Hayes, Engineering, 515.7009, Years: 2009-2011
  • Carolyn Bunn, Agriculture & Life Sciences-retired, Years: 2007-2009 (Inaugural Chair)

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