University Research Cabinet
The University Research Cabinet serves as a consistent, continuing and timely mechanism to enable the leadership of all three OU campuses to collaboratively facilitate research excellence and productivity, particularly in those instances in which multi-campus participation results in an institutional value and competitive advantage for the University. The Research Cabinet recognizes and balances the distinctive interests of all three campuses, respects and supports the research administration on each campus, ensures that communication is complete and forthcoming, and invests in the success of the University of Oklahoma as its highest priority. It serves as a trusted, innovative, timely and effective organization to foster University-wide research without adding administrative burden and has the following specific goals:
- To advise the President on all aspects of the University's research program.
- To identify applicable best practices of outstanding research organizations and universities from throughout the world.
- To build mutually beneficial research relationships with other academic institutions and with government and private sector partners.
- To share information about current trends and anticipated future directions of funding agencies and potential public and private partners.
- To recommend actions to strengthen and promote the university's multi-campus learning, discovery, application and innovation.
The Research Cabinet meets quarterly to discuss the university's research agenda. Five members of the Research Cabinet comprise the Research Cabinet Operating Committee which meets bi-weekly to manage the continuing flow of research topics. The following measures are used to assess the success of, and to adjust its strategy for, the Research Cabinet: number of significant University proposals and funding successes; number of significant research projects assisted by the Research Cabinet; number of instances in which the Research Cabinet provides information or services to the University research community; number of cases in which the Research Cabinet effectively responds to requests for assistance from one or more campuses.