University Research Council

The purpose of the University Research Council is to serve as an advisory body to the vice president for research and economic development on matters pertaining to the development of research and creative activities at The University of Southern Mississippi. To this end, the council is responsible for recommending to the vice president policies and procedures which will enhance the ability of the university to realize its potential for distinction in research, creative, and scholarly activities.

Two representatives from each college comprise the membership of the URC. The vice president for research and economic development, the director of the Office of Research Administration, chair of the Institutional Review Board, chair of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and the University Libraries representative function as ex officio nonvoting members of the council.