Office of the University Provost

Intellectual Property and Institutional Review Committee

Vincent Pizziconi, Biological & Health Systems Engineering, Chair

See Open Meetings policy

Authorized by the Arizona Board of Regents, the committee advises the senior vice president for the Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development regarding proposed changes in patent and copyright policies. The committee will also assist in the evaluation and disposition of invention disclosures. The committee is appointed by and responsible to the director, Office of Research Integrity and Assurance, who serves as the designated reviewer and the institutional official.

  • Terry Alford, School for Engineering of Matter, Transport & Energy, 2014
  • Karin Ellison, Center for Biology and Society, 2014
  • Bin Gu, WPC Information Systems, 2014
  • Rolf Halden, School of Sustainable Engineering & the Built Environment, 2014
  • Bertram Jacobs, Biodesign Cidv, 2014
  • Karen Marek, College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation, 2014
  • Gary Marchant, Center for the Study of Law, Science and Technology, 2014
  • Philip White, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, 2014
  • Thomas Sugar, CTI Dept of Engineering, 2014
  • Ex officio: 

    • Debra Murphy, Director, Office of Research Integrity and Assurance, institutional officer
    • Augustine Cheng, Director, Arizona Technology Enterprise (AzTE) 


    • Gerald DaRosa, Office of General Counsel
    • The IPIRC meets quarterly in August, November, February and May, and as business warrants.