Technical Committee

The 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.

The Technical 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.