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UNLV Council For Centers, Institutes, Museums & Labs

The Council serves as an oversight advisory body to the Vice President for Research and to the Executive Vice President and Provost. The Council is available to provide ongoing assistance both before and after the formal approval of a center, institute, museum, or laboratory. Council members are directors of active centers and are appointed by the Vice President for Research and Economic Development.

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The Council is responsible for initial review and recommendation of proposals for new centers, institutes, museums, and laboratories as well as for conducting annual reviews of existing units. These units are primarily directed toward basic/applied research, client or public service, policy studies and reports, or serve as an archive/repository.

Recommendations from the Council are forwarded to the Vice President for Research. The Vice President for Research, in turn, makes a recommendation to the Executive Vice President and Provost. Requests for new centers, institutes, museums and laboratories are then forwarded for processing through the Chancellor’s Office and the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents. After a new center, institute, museum or laboratory is approved by the Board of Regents, the day-to-day operational administration and oversight typically is managed through an academic department, school, or college.

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