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RESOLUTION ON RESEARCH, TRAINING AND REVOLVING FUNDS (RTRF)


Approved by the Mānoa Faculty Senate on April 20, 2005
36 in support

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Resolution on Research Training and Revolving Funds (RTRF)

WHEREAS the UH Manoa faculty are not informed as to how RTRF (Research Training and Revolving Funds) are spent and there currently exists no accountability to the faculty for the spending of RTRF funds and

WHEREAS the major source of RTRF funds is the reimbursement of indirect costs of federal research grants, and these indirect costs are provided by the federal government to support research infrastructure and

WHEREAS the faculty at UH Manoa are dependent on the research infrastructure and

WHEREAS each individual unit determines and develops programs in part based on the distribution of RTRF funds

BE IT RESOLVED that the Manoa Faculty Senate requests a yearly report in September from the Offices of the Vice President for Research and the Vice Chancellor for Research at Manoa, as to how RTRF funds were used in the previous year and

BE IT RESOLVED that the Vice President for Research and the Vice Chancellor for Research will also present their plans for the distribution of RTRF funds the current year and

BE IT RESOLVED that the Manoa Faculty Senate requests that plans for RTRF distribution from the Offices of the Vice President for Research and the Vice Chancellor for Research be made in consultation with the Manoa Faculty Senate.