The operation of PSRC is governed by the Bylaws provide here.
Plan for the Center
officer of the Center will be the Center Director who must be a
university faculty member appointed by the Dean of the College of Engineering
(the “Dean”). The Center Director reports to the Dean. The primary responsibilities of
the Director are to oversee the day-to-day administrative operations of
the Center and to work with the Project Leaders to implement the research
plan determined jointly by the Director, the Project Leaders, the Program
Advisory/Counseling Team, and the Dean. The functions and
responsibilities of other individuals and committees involved in the
Center are as follows:
Advisory/Counseling Team (PACT)
There will be
a Program Advisory/Counseling Team (hereinafter referred to as PACT)
consisting of one member representative from each organization having
Senior Member status. The responsibility of PACT is to recommend the base
research program to be carried out by the Center, the apportionment of
research effort and funds into research projects, and capital equipment
for each project.
PACT may also recommend modifications of these Bylaws. PACT makes
its recommendations to the Center Director and to the Dean, who has the
final authority on the research program, allocation of resources and
Center bylaws. PACT fulfills its obligations in the following
manner: Each year there will
be one meeting of PACT early in June. At this meeting, the Center
Director submits research proposals prepared by project leaders and a
fiscal proposal for the Center. PACT members review these research
project proposals, and may recommend approval, rejection or modification
of the projects. PACT may also recommend additional protects not
originated by the Director or Project Leaders. PACT advises on the fiscal
proposal which determines how the Center funds are to be used. The
recommendations of PACTare forwarded by the Center Director to the Dean,
who has final approval authority to establish the program of the Center. -
PACT may recommend changes in the
Center Bylaws. It may also recommend to the Dean, who has final authority
in this matter, whether or not donations of planned equipment
acquisitions can be used in lieu of fees for Center membership. Such
equipment will be valued based upon the open market cost to the Center,
if purchased via competitive bidding.
There will be
an Academic Policy Committee consisting of the Associate Dean of the
College of Engineering, the Heads of the Departments most aligned with
the current program areas, and the Center Director. The functions of this
committee are to (a) insure that the research proposed to PACT is
consistent with University goals; (b) coordinate manpower, space and
equipment requirements for the Center; and (c) provide direct information
to the departments regarding the activities of faculty members
contributing to the Center.
projects undertaken at the Center must be supervised by a project leader
who is a faculty member at North Carolina State University. Project
leaders have the responsibility to submit a project proposal for the
research work by the end of April to the Center Director for approval of
funding for the subsequent fiscal year. The proposal must contain (a) a
two-page summary of research planned in the project, (b) results to be
obtained, and (c) a budget for the project that is consistent with
guidelines set by the Center Director. If a project is approved for
implementation, project leaders will be responsible for (w) directing the
research, (x) organizing and conducting a technical working group
meeting, (y) reporting the research results to the Center Members and the
Director, and (z) maintaining project spending within the approved
Member will be eligible to assign one Industrial Scholar to perform
research at the Center on projects approved by PACT and the Center
Director. The Industrial Scholar will join a project team and work under
the direction of the Project Leader.
Working Group Meeting
Working Group Meeting will be held once every fiscal year for each
research project funded by the Center. This meeting will be organized and
conducted by the Project Leaders. Senior Members and Members may each
send one technical representative- to participate in the Technical
Working Group Meeting. At this meeting, the results of on going research
will be discussed with plans defined for the next phase.
Annual Research Report
A written annual research report
summarizing all the research performed during the fiscal year will be
prepared and furnished to all the attending representatives of Center
Senior Member, Member, and Associate Member companies at the Annual
Review Meeting. A copy will
be mailed to the companies that do not send a representative to the
Annual Review Meeting.
Annual Review Meeting
Review Meeting is an oral presentation of the research accomplishments at
the Center for the fiscal year to all Center Members. The presentations
will be made by faculty members, students, and Industnal Scholars
performing the research.
Technical Working Group Meeting
research review meeting will be held during each fiscal year for each
funded project. The purpose of these reviews is to provide Senior Members
and Members with an in-depth summary of progress in specific research
activities and plans for further work for the next phase of the project. The
reviews will be presented by faculty, students and Industrial Scholars.
Representatives of Senior Members and Members will be invited to attend
calendar of major annual Center events will follow the guidelines on this
page. Actual dates of meeting will be determined by the Center Director
after consultation with Members. Members will be advised in advance of
all upcoming events as appropriate.
Year Beginning July 1 and Ending June 30 Following Year
July 1 Initiate
Working Group Meeting
May 1 Project
Proposals for next fiscal year due from Project Leaders to Center
May 15 Abstracts
for Annual Review Meeting due from Project Leaders.
June 1 Annual
June 2 PACT
Board Meeting to Review Project Proposals and Make Funding
Recommendations to Center Director.
June 15 Project
leaders informed regarding proposal approval for next fiscal year.
The cost for
all subcontracts must be included in the original proposal budget.
Project Leaders will submit to the Center Director all requests for
approval of any subcontracts for semiconductor processing or other support
of Center research activities whenever the need arises.
The cost for
all equipment purchases must be included in the original proposal
submitted by the Project Leader. All requests for equipment purchases
using Center funds must be submitted to the Center Director for approval.
All equipment purchased using Center funds for research projects belong
to the Center. At the conclusion of a project, Project Leaders must
provide the equipment to the Center equipment pool.
of research results at conferences and in journals is an important goal
of the Center. Submission of research results obtained using Center funds
for external publication by Project Leaders will require review by the
Center Director to ensure that Center Members are provided with the
information prior to external distribution, and to provide an opportunity
for filing of patent applications when appropriate
Member and Member may elect to accelerate one or more research projects,
approved for funding by PACT and the Center Director using membership
fees by providing additional funding through an enhancement grant. All
research results and properties resulting from the Enhancement Grant will
be treated in the same manner as the base research program.
Each PSRC Member in good standing and
current on the payment of membership dues shall have certain rights in
and to patents derived from inventions conceived or first reduced to
practice in the course of research conducted by personnel of the Center.
Such rights will terminate automatically if the Center is not conducting
an active research program and/or does not have any members unless a
Member has entered into a separate Option or License agreement with the
University under which rights may have been granted. All patents derived from
inventions conceived or first reduced to practice in the course of
research conducted by or at Center belong to University. Other rights
concerning patents are in the membership agreements.
All software developed by Center will be copyrighted in the name of
the University. Other rights concerning copyrighted works are in the
7.12 Device Samples
Each Senior Member,
Member, and Associate Member will be eligible to obtain Device Samples in
accordance with the terms of the membership agreements.