The Division of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation (VPRI) is responsible for the operation of a number of boards and committees that enable the University of Toronto (U of T) to satisfy legal obligations and other demands associated with its research enterprise.
The Centre for Research & Innovation Support (CRIS) Advisory Committee provides the Vice-President, Research & Innovation, and Strategic Initiatives with counsel and direction on a wide variety of programmatic matters related to the support of research and innovation at the University of Toronto.
The Connaught Fund is an internal program that provides U of T researchers with funding to further their work. The Fund is managed by a committee made up of members of the university’s governing council, senior administrators and other representatives of the university community. The Connaught Review College is comprised of faculty representatives from the humanities, life sciences, physical sciences, engineering, and the social sciences, who serve as reviewers for applications submitted for Connaught funding.
The RAB provides the VPRI with counsel on a wide variety of matters relating to the U of T’s research enterprise. The RAB includes Vice-Principals, Research; Vice/Associate-Deans, Research; and Vice-Presidents, representing all disciplines on all three campuses and the affiliated hospitals.
See the Research Advisory Board page for the Terms of Reference and membership list.
The University has in place two LACCs, which complement and are subcommittees of the University Animal Care Committee (UACC). For more information about LACCs please see Animals in Research and Teaching.