Councils, Committees and Boards

Strategic planning, policy, internal funding programs, research integrity and compliance are overseen by faculty councils, committees, and boards.

Guggenheim Hall

Faculty Research and Publications Board (FRPB)

The Faculty Research and Publications Board (FRPB) is a representative faculty board that functions to encourage faculty research, publications, scholarly activities, and artistic productions.

University Center

Research Advisory Council

The Research Advisory Council advises the AVPR and the Provost on the promotion of research, scholarship, creative works, and grant activity at UNC. The Council also assumes specific responsibilities as agreed upon in the three-year plan.

Gunter Hall

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

All research and research-related activities, in which humans are used as subjects, shall be subject to review under current Public Health Service regulations by an Institutional Review Board (IRB).

Ross Hall

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

The UNC IACUC assists faculty, students, and staff in upholding UNC's commitment to providing the finest care and most humane utilization of laboratory animals. To this end, every project involving the use of vertebrate animals must be reviewed and approved by the IACUC prior to initiation.

Michener Library

Faculty Publication Fund Committee

The Faculty Publication Fund addresses growing demand from UNC faculty for support of book and journal publication fees. Certain book publishers and open access journals typically assess these fees, but other traditional journals, especially in the sciences, do as well.