This committee works to resolve issues that could hinder research progress or that could create an institutional risk, but that do not generally require a formal institutional response. The committee meets on a weekly basis to discuss issues brought forward from either the unit level or central office. When presented with an issue, the Committee will review, provide guidance/decision, and escalate to Senior Leaders and Sponsors, as needed. By establishing this committee, there is a known point of contact for groups to utilize when trying to seek resolution to these issues. Additionally, by directing issues through this committee, the review and response process will be more efficient and consistent across the University.