Oil Sands Tailings Research Facility operations are guided through a
Technical Committee consisting of members from the University of Alberta
and industry representatives from the Tailings Environmental Priority
Area (EPA) of Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA). Scientific
collaboration is maintained with COSIA's Tailings EPA to ensure that
the fundamental research projects are focused on problems of industrial
significance and to assist with technology transfer.
Committee will be responsible for setting long-term research and
strategy directions through consensus and raise ongoing operating funds.
In conjunction with the Principal Investigator, the Technical Committee
will also develop and recommend research priorities, ensure research is
of the highest international standards and meets the needs of all
stakeholders. The Principal Investigator will have the overall
responsibility for the scientific program, financial operation of the
facility and organization of workshops, symposiums and conferences.