OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY RECTOR (RESPONSIBLE RESEARCH AND INNOVATION)

OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY RECTOR (RESPONSIBLE RESEARCH AND INNOVATION)

Offices and Committee

Offices and Committee


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(1)  There shall be an IBBC responsible to the URC for the conduct of all research involving living modified organism/ recombinant deoxyribonucleic acid (LMO/rDNA), infectious and potentially infectious agents/materials and biological toxins by performing the following duties and functions: -

  • Identifying activities which are under the purview of the IBBC;
  • Reviewing and approving any application to perform activities involving the  use of living modified organism/ recombinant deoxyribonucleic acid (LMO/rDNA), infectious and potentially infectious agents/materials and/or biological toxins in a laboratory and defined containment zone;
  • Ensuring that all activities involving the use of living modified organism/ recombinant deoxyribonucleic acid (LMO/rDNA), infectious and potentially infectious agents/materials and biological toxins are conducted according to the relevant guidelines; and
  • Maintaining compliance with the national and international acts, policies, guidelines and regulations related to laboratory biosafety      and biosecurity.

(2)  Members of IBBC shall be appointed by the Rector and their selection shall be based on their expertise in the field of Living Modified Organism (LMO),Genetically Modified Organism (GMO), biohazardous agents and toxins as well as their involvement in managing activities on the these  fields and biological related activities.

(3)  An expert in the relevant research area, preferably from scientific background, experienced with LMO/GMO or biohazardous agents shall be the Chairman of the IBBC.

(4)  The RMC shall provide the Secretariat for the IBBC.

(1)  There shall be a URC as empowered by the Senate. They shall be responsible to the Senate for the conduct of all research by performing the following duties and functions ─

  • to formulate research policies, rules and regulations concerning research activities of the University;
  • to provide overall supervision in the conduct of all research activities of the University;
  • to ascertain that all research activities are in line with the University’s aspirations to maintain the standard required by the University;

(2)  Members of the URC shall comprise the following: -

  • Deputy Rector in charge of Responsible Research and Innovation as Chairman;
  • Legal Advisor;
  • The Director of RMC;
  • The Deans and Directors of KCDIO;
  • Deputy Directors of RMC;
  • The Deputy Director (Admin) of RMC (Secretariat);
  • Representative from Academic Staff Association (ASA);
  • The Heads of Research; and
  • Any other person appointed by the Deputy Rector in charge of Responsible Research and Innovation.

(3)  Notwithstanding sub-regulation 51(2), the Deputy Rector in charge of Responsible Research and Innovation may invite any other person to attend meeting of the URC.

(4)  The Deputy Rector in charge of Responsible Research and Innovation shall be the Chairman of the URC.

(5)  The RMC shall provide the Secretary and the Secretariat for the URC

(6)  The URC may establish sub-committee to evaluate and assess the overall performance of a Research to ensure that the Research meets the required standard as stipulated by the University.