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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 1TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
CHAPTER 13FINANCIAL PLANNING
SUBCHAPTER GRESEARCH DEVELOPMENT FUND
RULE §13.125Report on Restricted Research Awards

(a) Not later than June 30, each eligible institution shall provide to the Commissioner a verified report of all restricted research awards for the current state fiscal year. Only those projects or activities described in §13.124 of this title (relating to Standards and Accounting Methods for Determining Restricted Research Expenditures) shall be included in the report.

  (1) Classified military projects or any sponsored program deemed confidential or proprietary by funding entities shall not be included in the award lists.

  (2) The report shall be in a format and with the specific content prescribed by the Commissioner.

  (3) The report shall indicate the person or persons who determined that the projects or activities were restricted research projects or activities.

  (4) The Commissioner shall provide the reports made under this section to each eligible institution.

(b) Not later than July 31 of each year, the Commissioner shall convene a review panel of representatives of all eligible institutions. Each eligible institution shall recommend a representative to serve on the review panel.

  (1) The Commissioner shall provide each review panel member with a copy of each eligible institution's report on restricted research awards.

  (2) The review panel shall examine the institutions' reports on restricted research awards and provide a report to the Commissioner, recommending to the Commissioner those awards from which expenditures may be classified as restricted research expenditures.

  (3) The Commissioner shall review the report of the review panel and determine those awards from which expenditures may be classified as restricted research expenditures.

  (4) Not later than August 15, the Commissioner shall provide each institution with a copy of the recommendations of the review panel and notify each institution of its awards from which expenditures may be classified as restricted research expenditures.

  (5) If an institution wishes to appeal the classification of a restricted research award, the President of the institution shall notify the Commissioner, in writing, not later than September 1. The Commissioner will review the appeal, determine whether to re-classify the expenditure, and notify the institution of the decision.


Source Note: The provisions of this §13.125 adopted to be effective May 15, 2005, 30 TexReg 2664; amended to be effective August 26, 2009, 34 TexReg 5679; amended to be effective November 29, 2011, 36 TexReg 8014

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