The committee is responsible for:
- Coordinating research development
- Organising and distributing available resources to perform these tasks
- Proposing line items in the university budget to be allocated to research expenditure, either from its own funds or from other sources
- Facilitating further training for members of the university community at other centres, both in Spain and overseas
- Informing, where appropriate, about collaboration projects with other centres
- Publicising research work undertaken alongside the Publications and Scientific Exchange Service
- Supervising overall support for research provided by the entire university structure
- Promoting cross-disciplinary and interdepartmental units to foster general interest research
- Proposing the necessary conditions for recognition of research groups to the Governing Council
- Keeping the register of recognised research groups up-to-date.
The purpose of the Assessment Committee at the Research Support Office is to evaluate research applications made to the research development programme (previously, the research support and promotion programme). It is managed by the Office of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research. Nonetheless, it may also take part in other assessments assigned to it.
More information about the OSR Assessment Committee (in Catalan)
The Ethics Committee for Animal Experimentation (CEEA) at the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) has been established to provide support for researchers and lecturers in their scientific and teaching activity involving experiments with lab animals. The CEEA-UIB is an authorised body to assess projects involving animal testing.
The committee's mission is to ensure regulatory compliance in fundamental, translational or applied research (human, animal and plant diseases; diagnosing diseases; animal welfare; non-regulatory toxicology and ecotoxicology); the development and manufacture of pharmaceutical products, food, feed and other substances or products; the performance of trials to verify quality, efficacy and safety; environmental protection in the interest of the health or welfare of human beings or animals; research aimed at species preservation, and higher education or training to acquire or improve professional skills.
The Biosafety Committee at the University of the Balearic Islands has been established to advise the university, assess, certify and provide support to scientific and teaching activity involving the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), biological agents and samples potentially contaminated with biological agents, and to ensure compliance with the obligations set out in current legislation on biosafety.
The UIB Research Ethics Committee (CER) has been established to provide support for researchers in their scientific activity involving research with data from human subjects.
The committee's main objective is to ensure experiment designs used by researchers comply with current legislation. In any event, research involving human beings must comply with the ethical principles on human dignity, confidentiality, non-discrimination and risk/expected results proportionality. Where applicable, free, prior and informed consent must be obtained in writing from the individuals involved or their legal representatives.
The Biomedical Research Ethics Committee (CERBIT) at the UIB has been created to regulate experiments with human samples and oversee activities linked to teaching that involve the participation of individuals as passive subjects for the purposes of obtaining biological samples, or that involve physically invasive procedures.