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Oxford University Gazette, 14 December 2006: University Acts

COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Changes in Regulations

Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 29 December.

Committee on Animal Care and Ethical Review

1 In Council Regulations 15 of 2002 concerning Committees Reporting Directly to Council or One of its Main Committees (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4634, 16 October 2002), delete existing regulation 3.1 and substitute:

'3.1 The Committee on Animal Care and Ethical Review shall consist of:

(1) a person appointed by Council, on the recommendation and with the agreement of the Certificate Holder, who shall be a person not being engaged in work governed by the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 and who shall be chairman of the committee;

(2) one representative from departmental ethical review committees nominated by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board;

(3), (4) two representatives from departmental ethical review committees nominated by the Medical Sciences Board, at least one of whom shall be based at the hospital sites in Headington;

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

(6) a Personal Licensee appointed by the Certificate Holder, after consultation with the Named Veterinary Surgeon and the Director of Biomedical Services, from among those nominated by departments;

(7) a Project Licence Holder appointed by the Certificate Holder, after consultation with the Named Veterinary Surgeon and the Director of Biomedical Services, from among those nominated by departments;

(8)–(10) up to three members of the University, appointed by Council on the recommendation and with the agreement of the Certificate Holder, who shall be persons not engaged in work under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act, and of whom at least one shall normally be an expert in statistics or experimental design;

(11), (12) up to two persons appointed by Council on the recommendation and with the agreement of the Certificate Holder, who shall not be engaged in work under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act and not employed by the University or any college, society, Permanent Private Hall, or other designated institution of the University. The Certificate Holder, Named Veterinary Surgeon, Director of Biomedical Services and not more than two Named Animal Care and Welfare Officers appointed by the Certificate Holder shall be in attendance but shall not have the right to vote.'

2 Ibid., delete existing regulation 3.6 and substitute:

'3.6 (1) The Supervisor of Veterinary Services and the Director of Biomedical Services shall be appointed by Council, with the approval of the Certificate Holder and after consultation with the committee.

(2) The terms and conditions of service of the supervisor and the director shall be determined by Council, with the approval of the Certificate Holder and after consultation with the committee, and the supervisor and the director shall be responsible to the Certificate Holder for the performance of their duties.'

[These changes to the regulations of the Committee on Animal Care and Ethical Review provide that certain officers shall cease to be members of the committee, whilst still attending meetings, and that management of the Supervisor of Veterinary Services and Director of Biomedical Services shall be the responsibility of the Certificate Holder alone, and not a responsibility shared between the Certificate Holder and the committee.]

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CONGREGATION 12 December

Presentation of Vice-Chancellor's Oration

The Oration delivered by the Vice-Chancellor on 3 October 2006 was declared presented.

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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:

Ahronson, K., Wolfson

Atkinson, J., Faculty of Psychological Studies Baragwanath, E.E., Christ Church

Bizley, J.K., Worcester

Cavalleri, A., Merton

Child, T.J., Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Foweraker, J.W., St Antony's

Frazier, J.M., Wolfson

Green, J.M., St Hilda's

Kantor, G., New College

Lenz, H., Department of Politics and International Relations

McCormack, D.P., Hertford

O'Toole, J.P., Finance Division

Szmigielski, C.A., Department of Cardiovascular Medicine

Winkel, M., Faculty of Statistics

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DIVISIONAL BOARDS

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 29 December, see 'Examinations and Boards' below.

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