The Research Council coordinates the research activities of the University, strengthens interdisciplinary and inter-institutional research, serves as a vehicle for discussion of problems involving the administration of research projects and grants, recommends to the University administration policies concerning research and other sponsored programs, and fosters, stimulates, and advances the research effort of theUniversity.
The Intellectual Property Committee provides oversight of intellectual property, policies, and procedures for the University.
The Human Use Committee ensures that the University follows the regulations for the protection of human research subjects as set forth by the Department of Health and Human Services. All research projects involving human subjects, both sponsored and non-sponsored projects, must be reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board for Use of Human Research Subjects before the research project is initiated as well as periodically during the conduct of the research project.
The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee oversees the welfare of any animals used in experimental research, their care and facilities, as directed by the U. S. Department of Agriculture and the National Institutes of Health.
The Biosafety and Radionuclide Institutional Review Committee ensures that research involving DNA adheres to the NIH guidelines and other applicable Federal and State requirements and must be conducted with appropriate safeguards against environmental release and for the protection of research personnel. Louisiana Tech also seeks to ensure that all hazards associated with teaching or research be identified, monitored, and controlled.