Governance, for a programme or a project, is a combination of individuals filling executive and management roles, programme oversight functions organised into structures, and policies that define management principles and decision-making.
Certain research programmes (particularly those with large budgets) have a formal requirement for governance and advisory committees to be appointed to oversee the programme. The funder and/or the funding programme will usually specify the composition and expectations of any governance or advisory committees that are needed.
In addition to this, UCD requires good practice in relation to governance. These requirements are supported by UCD Research and Innovation.
Although governance reporting to the funder is ultimately done via the UCD President's Office, the reports should first come to UCD Research and Innovation, who will then liaise with the President's Office to finalise the communication to the funder.
Establishing Governance structures may comprise the following: