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 2017-18:
 

Name School Committee
Sara Bible (Board Chair) Stanford University  
Lynette Arias University of Washington Research & Regulatory Reform
Lois Brako University of Michigan Research & Regulatory Reform
Michael Daniels Northwestern University Costing Policies
Marti Dunne New York University Research & Regulatory Reform
Jeffrey Friedland Princeton University Research Compliance & Administration
Joseph Gindhart Washington University, St. Louis Costing Policies
Walter Goldschmidts Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Research Compliance & Administration
Cynthia Hope University of Alabama Costing Policies
Cindy Kiel University of California, Davis Contracts & Intellectual Property
Lynn McGinley University of Maryland, Baltimore 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
Twila Reighley Michigan State University Research Compliance & Administration
Suzanne Rivera Case Western Reserve University Research & Regulatory Reform
Patrick Schlesinger University of California, Berkeley Contracts & Intellectual Property
Jeffrey Silber Cornell University Costing Policies
Cathy Snyder Vanderbilt University Costing Policies
Pamela Webb University of Minnesota Research Compliance & Administration

 

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

Patrick Schlesinger (Chair) University of California, Berkeley
Alexandra Albinak Johns Hopkins University
Cindy Kiel University of California, Davis
Michael Moore University of North Dakota
Dan Nordquist Washington State University
Elizabeth Peloso University of Pennsylvania
Jennifer Ponting Harvard University
Fred Reinhart University of Massachusetts, Amherst
John Ritter Princeton University
Wendy Streitz University of California
David Winwood Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Kevin Wozniak Georgia Institute of Technology
Robert Hardy Director, COGR

Costing Policies

Cynthia Hope (Chair) University of Alabama
Sarah Axelrod Harvard University
Michael Daniels Northwestern University
Amanda Dotson Texas A&M University
James Fortner Georgia Institute of Technology
Joseph Gindhart Washington University St. Louis
Michael Legrand University of California, Davis
Nate Martinez-Wayman Duke University
Lynn McGinley University of Maryland, Baltimore
Jeffrey Silber Cornell University
Marcia Smith University of California, Los Angeles
Cathy Snyder Vanderbilt University
David Kennedy Director, COGR

Research Compliance & Administration

Pamela Webb (Chair) University of Minnesota
Allen DiPalma University of Pittsburgh
Stephanie Endy Case Western Reserve University
Jeffrey Friedland Princeton University
Jeremy Forsberg University of Texas, Arlington
Walter Goldschmidts Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Jennifer Lassner University of Iowa
Michael Ludwig University of Chicago
Steven Martin Indiana University - Bloomington
Lisa Mosley Yale University
David Norton University of Florida
Twila Reighley Michigan State University
Jackie Bendall Director, COGR

 

Research & Regulatory Reform

Lois Brako (Chair) University of Michigan
Lynette Arias University of Washington
Robin Cyr University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Marti Dunne New York University
Charles Greer University of California Riverside
J.R. Haywood Michigan State University
Martha Jones Washington University, St. Louis
Mary Mitchell Partners Healthcare
Kerry Peluso Emory University
Suzanne Rivera Case Western Reserve University
Naomi Schrag Columbia University
Ara Tahmassian Harvard University
Lisa Nichols Director, COGR