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COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

1 Changes in Regulations

Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 15 November.

Establishment of Central University Ethics Committee

1 In Council Regulations 15 of 2002 (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4634, 16 October 2002, p. 232), insert new regulations 3.15--3.19 as follows and renumber existing regulations 3.15--3.97 (pp. 232--40) as regulations 3.20--3.102:

`Central University Ethics Committee

3.15. The Central University Ethics Committee shall consist of:

(1) a person appointed by Council who shall be chairman of the committee;

(2) one of the Proctors or the Assessor as may be agreed between them;

(3), (4) two persons appointed by Council, neither of whom shall be the holder of a teaching, research, or administrative post in the University or in any college, society, or Permanent Private Hall;

(5)--(10) up to six persons appointed by Council to ensure appropriate representation of areas of research involving human participants.

3.16. Appointed members shall serve for four years and shall be re-eligible.

3.17. The committee may co-opt up to four additional members, who shall hold office for such period as the committee may determine.

3.18. The committee shall:

(1) establish, implement, and keep under review codes of practice, procedures, and guidelines for the consideration, approval, and monitoring of research projects involving human participants which are undertaken by members of staff and/or student members of the University;

(2) ensure that ethical principles are clearly laid down and are disseminated to staff and student members, and that ethical practices are implemented;

(3) consider applications for approval referred to the committee by other subordinate committees set up to deal with applications for research involving human participants;

(4) consider and advise on training arrangements to be put in place for those involved in considering applications under this machinery and, as and when appropriate, for those undertaking research involving human participants;

(5) consider any issues concerning the ethics of research referred to the committee by any other university body.

3.19. The committee shall make reports to Council as appropriate on the matters set out in regulation 3.18 above, through the General Purposes Committee of Council.'

2 Ibid., renumber and transpose existing regulations 3.28--3.30, concerning the University Development Programme Scrutiny Committee, and 3.31--3.33, concerning the Continuing Education Committee (as renumbered by regulation 1 above), as regulations 3.31--3.33 and 3.28--3.30.

[The first of these changes establishes a Central University Ethics Committee with responsibility for policy on research projects involving human participants. The second corrects the sequence of two of the existing committees which were inadvertently placed in the regulations out of alphabetical order.]

2 Delegates of the University Press

Council has appointed the following as a Delegate of the Press for five years from 1 October 2002:

B.R. WARD-PERKINS, Trinity, vice Professor T.C. Cave

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PLANNING AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Changes in Regulations

The Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 15 November.

Professorships in the Medical Sciences Division

1 In Council Regulations 24 of 2002, Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. B, SCHEDULE A, concerning professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 379, as amended by Decree (3) of 8 March 2001, Gazette, Vol. 131, p. 717, and subsequently redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Vol. 132, p. 1461), after `Professor of Chemical Biology' insert:

`Professor of Molecular Biology'.

2 Ibid. (p. 381), after `Waynflete Professor of Physiology' insert:

`Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology'.

3 Ibid., SCHEDULE C (p. 382), after `Professor of General Practice' insert:

`Professor of Clinical Geratology'.

4 Ibid., delete `Rhodes Professor of Therapeutic Sciences and Clinical Pharmacology' and after `Professor of Musculo-skeletal Pathology' (as inserted by Decree (1) of 7 June 2001, Gazette, Vol. 131, p. 1112) insert:

`Rhodes Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Cancer Therapeutics'.

5 Ibid., Sect II (p. 402, as amended by Decree (3) of 8 March 2001), insert new § 29 as follows and renumber existing §§ 29–49 (pp. 402–11, as renumbered by Decree (3) of 8 March 2001, Decree (1) of 26 April 2001, Decree (1) of 7 June 2001, and Decree (4) of 13 December 2001, Gazette, Vol. 131, pp. 717, 888, 1112; Vol. 132, p. 564) as §§ 30–50:

`§ 29. Professor of Molecular Biology

1. The Professor of Molecular Biology shall undertake research in Molecular Biology and shall lecture and give instruction in this subject.

2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in paragraph (2) below is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college to which the professorship shall be for the time being allocated by Council under any regulation in that behalf, or, if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college specified in paragraph (2) above;

(4), (5) two persons appointed by Council;

(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Medical Sciences Board.

3. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the regulations concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same regulations which are applicable to this chair.

4. Such part of the income of the endowment as the Medical Sciences Board shall determine not to be required to meet the costs of the professorship shall be expended on support for the professor in such manner as the board shall direct.'

6 Ibid. (p. 427), insert new § 97 as follows and renumber existing §§ 97–104 (pp. 427–30) as §§ 98–105:

`§ 97. Professor of Clinical Geratology

1. The Professor of Clinical Geratology shall undertake research in Geratology and shall lecture and give instruction in this subject.

2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in paragraph (2) below is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college to which the professorship shall be for the time being allocated by Council under any regulation in that behalf, or, if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college specified in paragraph (2) above;

(4), (5) two persons appointed by Council;

(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Medical Sciences Board;

(10) a person appointed by the body or bodies which may issue an honorary clinical contract or contracts to the professor.

3. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the regulations concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same regulations which are applicable to this chair.'

7 Ibid. (p. 483, as renumbered by Decree (1) of 7 June 2001), insert new § 249 as follows and renumber existing §§ 249–60 (pp. 483–9, as renumbered by Decree (1) of 7 June 2001) as §§ 250–61:

`§ 249. Rhodes Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Cancer Therapeutics

1. The Rhodes Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Cancer Therapeutics shall undertake research in Clinical Pharmacology and Cancer Therapeutics and shall lecture and give instruction in this subject.

2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the President of Corpus Christi College is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the President of Corpus Christi College, or, if the President is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the Governing Body of Corpus Christi College;

(3) a person appointed by the Governing Body of Corpus Christi College;

(4), (5) two persons appointed by Council;

(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Medical Sciences Board;

(10) a person appointed by the body or bodies which may issue an honorary clinical contract or contracts to the professor.

3. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the regulations concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same regulations which are applicable to this chair.'

8 Ibid. (p. 489, as renumbered by the same decree), insert new § 262 as follows and renumber existing §§ 261–74 (pp. 489–94, as so renumbered and also renumbered by Decree (2) of 13 June 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1314) as §§ 263–76:

`§ 262. Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology

1. The Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology shall undertake research in Cardiovascular Physiology and shall lecture and give instruction in this subject.

2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in paragraph (2) below is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college to which the professorship shall be for the time being allocated by Council under any regulation in that behalf, or, if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college specified in paragraph (2) above;

(4), (5) two persons appointed by Council;

(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Medical Sciences Board.

3. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the regulations concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same regulations which are applicable to this chair.' 9 Ibid. (p. 509), delete § 314 and renumber existing §§ 315–23 (pp. 509–16) as §§ 314–22.

[These changes, which are made on the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, establish an endowed Professorship of Molecular Biology, an NHS-funded Professorship of Clinical Geratology (in order to make statutory provision for the post formerly occupied by Professor Sir John Grimley Evans), and a British Heart Foundation-funded Professorship of Cardiovascular Physiology. Opportunity is taken also to rename the Rhodes Professorship of Therapeutic Sciences and Clinical Pharmacology as the Rhodes Professorship of Clinical Pharmacology and Cancer Therapeutics, in order to signal the board's particular interest in cancer research.]

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COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Register of Congregation

Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the following names have been added to the Register of Congregation:

Braddock, L., St Anne's

Brading, K., Wolfson

Brockington, D., BA, St Hugh's

Hayward, M.A., BA, Merton

Hekster, O.J., Merton

Holland, P., Green College

Ierodiakonou, K., MA status, St Hugh's

Johnston, M.B., Corpus Christi

Kehoe, S.T., St Peter's

Kreuzer, G.K., M.St., Merton

Lippiat, J.D., Linacre

McGovern, D.P.B., Linacre

Nikitenko, L.L., Linacre

Smith, L.J., MA, D.Phil., St Hilda's

Suzuki, T., Hertford

Van Lint, T.M., Pembroke

Walmsley, I.A., St Hugh's

Ziegler, K.S., Trinity

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