IT Governance Program - Research and Innovative Technologies Committee

Committee Profile

Purpose:
The Research and Innovation Technologies Committee (RITC) provides input for the research mission of Texas A&M University by reviewing, evaluating, and recommending strategies, plans, and policies regarding IT projects and services that support research by faculty and students. The committee solicits input from key stakeholders and constituencies across the campus to ensure that institutional needs are being met in regards to technologies needed to support campus research activities.

The RITC produces the following outputs, including, but not limited to:

-Review and recommend research technology applications to the SITC.

-Identify and evaluate University-wide research technology IT policy issues resulting in Standard Administrative Procedures or Executive Policy to the IRPSC for review, prior to submission to the CIO and/or the University Rule Team.

-Identify and evaluate University-wide research data management policy issues resulting in Standard Administrative Procedures or Executive Policy to the IRPSC for review, prior to submission to the CIO and/or the University Rule Team.

-Identify and evaluate University-wide data science technologies and infrastructure. Recommendations and request for analysis should be made to the AIC for such technologies.

-Raise requests for funding University-wide research computing initiatives to the SITC for review. The SITC will then execute decision or raise issues to EITC according to the request scope.

-Make recommendations to the SITC regarding University-wide project and service priorities in the area of research technologies.

-Strategic planning covering technologies needed to support campus research activities. Strategic planning components are raised to the SITC, and then endorsed by the Council where appropriate.

-Strategies to assist Principal Investigators (PIs) on existing and planned grant funding to support technology investments or potential technology investments.

-Recommendations to the IRPSC or SITC on the assurance of cybersecurity compliance as it relates to grant funding (e.g. Federal Acquisition Register, Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement, NIST 800-171, etc.) to enable the continuation or growth of federally funded grant programs.

Membership Selection Process:
Appointed by the Provost, Council of Principal Investigators, Vice President for Research, Vice President for IT and CIO, and the Associate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.

Meeting Times:
Bi-monthly on the 2nd Tuesday in January, March, May, July, September, and November. The committee will determine modifications to the meeting schedule as needed based on current activities.

Roster

Position Name Contact
Council of Principal Investigators
Expires in 2 years, July 2019
Ramalingam Saravanan
Meteorology
sarava@tamu.edu
979-845-0175
Associate Dean, College of Education
Expires in 2 years, July 2019
Susan Bloomfield
Health and Kinesiology
sbloom@tamu.edu
979-845-4787
Texas A&M IT Representative
Expires in 2 years, July 2019
Sean Michaelson
Texas A&M IT
seanmichaelson@tamu.edu
979-845-5371
University Research Council Representative
Expires in 2 years, June 2019
Paula Sullenger
Sterling C. Evans Library
psullenger@tamu.edu
979-845-7308
Division of Research IT Representative
Expires in 2 years, June 2019
Aaron Brender
VP - Research & Assoc Prov - Grad Studies
a-brender@tamu.edu
979-847-9490
High Performance Computing Representative
Expires in 2 years, June 2019
Honggao Liu
Department for the Division of Research
honggao@tamu.edu
979-845-2561
Executive Advisory Council on Core Facilities Representative
Expires in 2 years, June 2019
Narasimha Annapareddy
Electrical Engineering
reddy@tamu.edu
979-845-2630
Center and Institute Directors Council Representative
Expires in 2 years, July 2019
Michael Bishop
Geography
michael.bishop@tamu.edu
979-845-7998
Faculty Researcher
Expires in 1 year, July 2018
Venky Shankar
Mays Business School
vshankar@mays.tamu.edu
979-845-3246
Faculty Researcher
Expires in 2 years, July 2019
Pierce Cantrell
Computer Science
p-cantrell@tamu.edu
979-845-1843
Faculty Researcher
Expires in 2 years, July 2019
Hye-Chung Kum
Public Health Studies
kum@tamhsc.edu
979-436-9439
Faculty Researcher
Expires in 3 years, July 2020
Michael Hall
College of Science - Admin - Dean
hall@chem.tamu.edu
979-845-1843
Associate Vice President for IT and CTO
Expires in Permanent
Cheryl Cato
Texas A&M IT
ccato@tamu.edu
979-845-9999
Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer Melody 'Dee' Childs
Texas A&M IT
mdeechilds@tamu.edu
979-845-9999