Policy Number: 209

Development and Administration of Research Service Centers

Subject:

Research Service Centers

Scope:

All Employees

Date Reviewed: November 2012

Responsible Office: Academic and Research Affairs; Finance and Business Services

Responsible Executive: Executive Vice President for Academic and Research Affairs; Senior Vice President for Finance and Business Services

I.     POLICY AND GENERAL STATEMENT

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (“university”) encourages the development of collaborative relationships among faculty around research and academic interests related to the missions of the university. To that end, the university has developed criteria and procedures for the establishment of research service centers for specific purposes in pursuit of university missions.

II.     DEFINITIONS

Research Service Center (RSC): an organizational unit within an academic department, institute/center, school, or university administration that provides research related services or products to users principally within the university community.  An RSC recovers the cost of its operation through charges to its users. The costs of providing the services or products are charged to users on a “rate” basis.

III.     PROCEDURE

The establishment of RSCs by the university, individual schools, or academic departments, must follow the criteria and procedures set forth on the Office of Research website.

IV.     CONTACTS

Contact

Telephone

Email/Web Address

Office of Academic and Research Affairs

713-500-3082

http://www.uthouston.edu/index/research.htm

Finance and Business Services

713-500-4919

https://inside.uthouston.edu/finance/index.htm