The Council on Research
(CoR) is composed of the senior research and graduate officers: vice presidents for research and graduate deans. CoR provides a forum for the discussion of research development and management, research policies and regulation, budget strategies, faculty roles, graduate education, research collaboration among universities and across sectors, and the importance of research to the overall mission of APLU member institutions. The group works closely with the Commission on Economic and Community Engagement (CECE)
on issues related to intellectual property and technology development; and with the Council on Governmental Affairs
in monitoring government legislation and regulations affecting campus-based research and graduate education.