Research Management Committee
The Research Management Committee oversees the day to day running of the research programs, including ensuring that projects have appropriate resources and are progressing satisfactorily. The Committee is chaired by the CRC for Mental Health’s Chief Scientific Officer (Professor Ashley Bush).
The RMC oversees the day to day running of the Research Programs, including ensuring that projects within the CRC Research Programs have appropriate resources allocated to them and are progressing satisfactorily. The RMC is responsible for making recommendations (through the CSO) to the Board about any necessary variations to the Research Program.
The CRC is involved with, or is establishing, large cohorts of more than 1000 patients which provide valuable information for the CRC’s research program. The Biobanks Committee oversees the operations of the CRC’s biobanks ensuring that all ethical and legal responsibilities are met, and that the valuable contribution volunteers have made is recognised through the efficient and equitable use of samples.
More information on the CRC’s biobanks can be found here.
Audit and Risk Committee
The Audit and Risk Committee provides general oversight of the CRC for Mental Health’s affairs in the areas of financial accounting, reporting and risk management. The Committee assists the board in exercising due care, diligence and skill in discharging its oversight and monitoring responsibilities. The Committee is chaired by board member Mr Graeme Prior (CEO of Hall & Prior Aged Care) who has extensive experience in financial management. The Committee also benefits from the involvement of independent Board member, Ms Donna Staunton.
Intellectual Property and Commercialisation Advisory Committee
The Intellectual Property and Commercialisation Advisory Committee assists the Board in decisions relating to the protection and commercialisation of the CRC’s intellectual property.
The Education Committee provides strategic advice on the CRC’s postgraduate program, new education initiatives, assesses scholarship applications, and assists in facilitating the translation of research findings into the clinic and health care facilities. The Committee is chaired by Professor Ian Cooke (CEO, CRC for Mental Health). One of the key features of the Education Committee is the inclusion of Professor Paul Maruff, Chief Scientific Officer at Cogstate and a Professor at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health.