Council and Main Committees

  • Thursday 2 June 2011
  • NO. 4955
  • VOL. 141

Council of the University

Changes in Regulations

Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 17 June.

(a) Administration of the University's Intellectual Property Policy

Explanatory Note

These changes, made on the recommendation of the Intellectual Property Advisory Group, address a particular revenue distribution scenario and seek to make clearer the Table on net revenue distribution.

Text of Regulations

1 In Council Regulations 7 of 2002, concerning the administration of the University's Intellectual Property Policy (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4625, 5 June 2002, Vol. 132, pp. 1285–7, amended on 13 March 2003, 3 June 2004 and 22 May 2008, Gazette, Vol. 133, pp. 949–50; Vol. 134, p. 1142; Vol. 138, p.1117), delete existing regulation 6(3) and substitute (inserted text underlined, deleted text scored through):

'(3) If the intellectual property transferred to the company benefited from a grant by a fund administered by the University or Isis under an arrangement which recognised the grant by earmarking some of the University shareholding, revenues generated by those earmarked shares (both capital and income receipts) shall be re-invested in the fund. Other Rrevenues generated by the University's shareholdings (both capital and income receipts) shall be distributed as follows:-

  %
Isis 15
Department/Faculty 25
John Fell Fund 10
Capital Fund 5

2 Ibid., delete existing regulations 7(4)-(5) and substitute (inserted text underlined, deleted text scored through):

'(4) Other net revenue received by the University shall be distributed as follows, unless otherwise specified in arrangements for commissioned works:

Total net revenue Researcher(s)
 General Revenue Account Departments/ Faculties
 Up to £50K  87.286.2%*  12.813.8%*  0%
 Band from £50K and up to £500K  45%  30%  25%
Over £500K 22.5% 40% 37.5%

The percentage asterisked above in the General Revenue Account column is intended to put the University in funds to pay the employer's National Insurance Contribution(s), but otherwise to leave the General Revenue Account out of the allocation of the band in question: the both asterisked percentages shall be adjusted to match this intention, as and when the rates of National Insurance Contribution vary.

(5) Where intellectual property benefits from a grant by a seed fund administered by the University or Isis, the distribution of net revenue shall follow the table in paragraph (4) of this regulation, save that the shares payable to the General Revenue Account (or an appropriate proportion of those shares, where the grant by the fund represents only a part of the funding for the development of the intellectual property) shall be passed instead to the fund once the University has discharged its obligation to pay the employer's National Insurance Contribution(s).'

(b) Membership of Value for Money Subcommittee of the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee

Explanatory Note

The following change, made on the recommendation of the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee (PRAC), provides for a member of the Environment Panel (a subgroup of the Buildings and Estates Subcommittee of PRAC) to be a member of the Value for Money Subcommittee of PRAC, in order to increase the effectiveness of the Environment Panel and contribute to the work of the Value for Money Subcommittee.

Text of Regulations

1 In Council Regulations 15 of 2002, Part 3, concerning the Value for Money Subcommittee of the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4628, 26 June 2002, as amended) insert new regulation 3.135(9) as follows:

'(9) a member of the Environment Panel of the Buildings and Estates subcommittee, appointed by the Chairman of the Buildings and Estates subcommittee;'

2 Ibid., renumber existing regulation 3.135(9) as 3.135(10).

(c) Rules Committee

Explanatory Note

As the OUSU Graduate Committee no longer exists, this amendment allows for two graduate student members to be appointed by the OUSU Executive to serve on the Rules Committee.

Text of Regulations

1 In Council Regulations 42 of 2002 concerning the constitution, duties and powers of the Rules Committee (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4630, 24 July 2002, p.1532), delete existing regulation 11(11), (12) and substitute:

'(11), (12) two graduate student members appointed by the Executive of the Oxford University Student Union not necessarily from among its members.'

2 This change in regulations shall be effective from 1 October 2011.

(d) Committee for the Proctors' Office

Explanatory Note

This amendment formalises current practice whereby the Director of Estates serves on the Committee for the Proctors' Office as the member of the Security Panel nominated by the chair of the Buildings and Estates Subcommittee.

Text of Regulations

1 In Council Regulations 2 of 2004 concerning other University bodies (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4702, 30 June 2004, p. 1237, as amended) in Part 6 concerning the Committee for the Proctors' Office delete existing regulation 6.1(5) and substitute:

'(5) the Director of Estates;'

2 This change in regulations shall be effective from 1 October 2011.

Council of the University

Register of Congregation

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

Chai, J. T.-Y., Department of Cardiovascular Medicine

Costa, C. S. A., St Edmund Hall

De Araujo, M. J. R., Faculty of Music, Christ Church

Gedicke, M. M., Department of Cardiovascular Medicine

Weisheimer, A., Sub-department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics

Divisional and Faculty Boards

For changes in regulations for examinations see 'Examinations and Boards' below.