|Requesting Medical School and NCRC Research Space|
Effective: August 13, 2012
The Medical School and NCRC Administration have implemented the following process for Medical School Departments requesting research space. This process is intended to facilitate the flow of information between Medical School units and Medical School Administration, and increase efficiency along the timeline of the request.
The following guidelines and processes apply to all requests from Medical School Departments for research space within the Medical School and NCRC.
Guidelines and Process for Requesting Medical School and NCRC Research Space
Types of Requests Covered by This Process:
- Space for existing faculty members with additional or first-time external funding
- Space for expansion of existing faculty or programs
- Space for creation of a new program (after program has been approved)
- Space for new faculty recruits
- Space to relocate existing faculty to increase scientific interaction
- Requests to trade space with other units
Who May Submit a Request for Research Space?
Research space requests must come from the Department Chairman.
Center Directors, Program Directors, and faculty must route their requests through their administrative Department Chairman.
Documenting and Submitting a Request
Complete the appropriate online form:
The request will be transmitted to the Research Space Response Team, made up of
- Dr. Steve Kunkel, Senior Associate Dean for Research
- Dr. Colin Duckett (primary responder)
- Mary Tresh, NCRC Director of Facilities
- Julie Walsh, Medical School Director of Space Information, Analysis, & Planning
Space Request Review
All requests will be viewed immediately by the Research Space Response Team, and then taken to the Faculty Space Advisory Committee, which meets once a month. Response time may vary based on the request. Current membership of the faculty committee:
Dr. Steve Kunkel, Pathology, Committee Chair, Senior Associate Dean for Research
Dr. Colin Duckett, Pathology, Director, NCRC Programs
Dr. Doug Engel, Chair, Cell & Developmental Biology
Dr. Eric Fearon, Internal Medicine, Deputy Director, UM Comprehensive Cancer Center
Dr. Jeff Halter, Director, Geriatrics Center
Dr. John LiPuma, Associate Chair, Pediatrics
Dr. Ben Margolis, Associate Chair, Internal Medicine
Dr. Harry Mobley, Chair, Microbiology & Immunology
Doug Duwe, Medical School Associate Chief Administrative Officer
Julie Walsh, Director, Medical School Space Information, Analysis, & Planning
Mary Tresh, Director, NCRC Facilities
Criteria for Review of Space Requests
The Medical School Research Space Policy outlines the principles for assignment of research space. The current productivity metric is $IDC/sqft, or Indirect Cost expenditures per square foot of Medical School research space, as defined within the Space Policy. The current benchmark level for research space productivity is $110 IDC per square foot of research space.
The Faculty Space Advisory committee will review requests within the framework of the Space Policy, while also considering other factors such as the current inventory of available space and the level of institutional support, based on the strategic direction of the research enterprise at the University of Michigan.
The recommendations of the Faculty Space Advisory Committee will be forwarded to the Senior Associate Dean for Research, Dr. Steve Kunkel, for consideration.
Specific requests for NCRC space will be forwarded to NCRC Executive Director David Canter.