Board and Committees

The Council's Board of Directors is composed of no more than twenty-one members with staggered terms to assure continuity and stability. The original appointment of a Board member is for a term of three years and carries the option of renewal for a second three-year term. Board members are selected on the basis of their experience in positions of responsibility at their home institutions. COGR values its Board members for their expertise and ability to speak on behalf of their institutions. In their daily activities, they may be involved in academic, business or research administration tasks.

The Board of Directors serves the membership not only by executing the corporate oversight and management of the association, but by being actively involved in the subject areas COGR deals with, i.e., finance, administration and intellectual property management. Board members are the core of the working committees; they determine the agenda of issues in which COGR gets engaged. The Board serves the membership by holding three membership meetings annually in order to advance the agenda.

Management

The Council's activities are managed by an Executive Committee and the Board of Directors. The Council meets three times a year in open session with occasional supplementary meetings for consideration of special issues. The Council's activities are governed by its by-laws, which include provisions for annual audits and activity reports. The activities of the Council are carried out by the volunteer services of university representatives and a small, full time staff in the Washington Office headed by the President. COGR's committee structure allows it to draw on expert advice and provide products in a timely fashion.  Click here to view a detailed list of current COGR Committee issues.

COGR Board 2016-17:
 

Name School Committee
Jim Luther (Board Chair) Duke University  
Sara Bible Stanford University Research & Regulatory Reform
Lois Brako University of Michigan Research & Regulatory Reform
Pamela Caudill Harvard University, Medical School Research Compliance & Administration
Joe Gindhart Washington University, St. Louis Costing Policies
Walter Goldschmidts Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Research Compliance & Administration
Cindy Hope University of Alabama Costing Policies
Cindy Kiel University of California, Davis Research & Regulatory Reform
Lynn McGinley University of Maryland, Baltimore Costing Policies
Alexandra McKeown Johns Hopkins University Contracts & Intellectual Property
Kim Moreland University of Wisconsin Costing Policies
David Norton University of Florida Research Compliance & Administration
Elizabeth Peloso University of Pennsylvania Contracts & Intellectual Property
Kerry Peluso Emory University Research & Regulatory Reform
Suzanne Rivera Case Western Reserve University Research & Regulatory Reform
Patrick Schlesinger University of California, Berkeley Contracts & Intellectual Property
Cathy Snyder Vanderbilt University Costing Policies
Pamela Webb University of Minnesota Research Compliance & Administration
David Winwood Pennington Biomedical Research Center Contracts & Intellectual Property
Kevin Wozniak Georgia Institute of Technology Contracts & Intellectual Property

 

COGR COMMITTEES

In order to maximize the special expertise of its members, the Board of Directors has organized itself into four standing committees. These committees focus on broad subject matter areas including costing policies, research administration, and intellectual property management. In addition COGR annually invites a number of representatives from the membership at large to serve as committee members (jointly with the Board of Directors on the four standing committees). As the need arises special task forces may be formed to conduct COGR business.

Contracts & Intellectual Property

Alexandra McKeown (Chair) Johns Hopkins University
Elizabeth Peloso University of Pennsylvania
Patrick Schlesinger UC-Berkeley
David Winwood Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Kevin Wozniak Georgia Institute of Technology
Fred Reinhart University of Massachusetts, Amherst
John Ritter Princeton University
Wendy Streitz University of California
Wendy Montgomery University of Maryland - College Park
Melanie Roewe Washington University - St. Louis
Michael Moore Washington University - St. Louis
Robert Hardy Director, COGR

 

Costing Policies

Kim Moreland (Chair) University of Wisconsin
Joe Gindhart Washington University - St. Louis
Cindy Hope University of Alabama
Lynn McGinley University of Maryland, Baltimore
Jeffrey Silber Cornell University
Cathy Snyder Vanderbilt University
Michael Daniels Northwestern University
Dan Evon Michigan State University
Amanda Dotson Texas A & M University
Michael Legrand University of California, Davis
James Fortner Georgia Institute of Technology
Vivian Holmes Broad Institute
David Kennedy Director, COGR

 

Research Compliance & Administration

Pamela Webb (Chair) University of Minnesota
Jeffrey Friedland Princeton University
Pamela Caudill Harvard University
Walter Goldschmidts Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
David Norton University of Florida
James Tracy University of Kansas
Michael Ludwig University of Chicago
Jennifer Lassner University of Iowa
Steven Martin Indiana University - Bloomington
Lisa Mosley Arizona State University
Allen DiPalma University of Pittsburgh
Jeremy Forsberg University of Texas, Arlington
Jackie Bendall Director, COGR

 

Research & Regulatory Reform

Sara Bible (Chair) Stanford University
Cindy Kiel University of California, Davis
Kerry Peluso Emory University
Lois Brako University of Michigan
Suzanne Rivera Case Western Reserve University
Ara Tahmassian Harvard University
Daniel Shapiro University of Southern California
Robin Cyr University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Lynette Arias University of Washington
Naomi Schrag Columbia University
Marti Dunne New York University
Martha Jones Washington University St. Louis
Charles Greer University California Riverside
Lisa Nichols Director, COGR