2016 Hawaii Revised Statutes
TITLE 18. EDUCATION
304A. University of Hawaii System
304A-3003 Powers of the research corporation.

HI Rev Stat § 304A-3003 (2016) What's This?

[§304A-3003] Powers of the research corporation. The research corporation, under the direction of the board of directors, shall have the following general powers:

(1) To adopt, amend, and repeal bylaws governing the conduct of its business and the exercise of the powers and performance of duties granted to or imposed upon it by law;

(2) To sell, lease, rent, hold, maintain, use, and operate any property, real, personal, or mixed, tangible or intangible, in accordance with the conditions under which it was received;

(3) To enter into and perform such contracts, leases, cooperative agreements, or other transactions with the university or any other agency or political subdivision of the State, any private person, firm, partnership, association, company, or corporation, only as it may be necessary in the conduct of its business and on such terms as it may deem appropriate; provided that the research corporation shall not obligate any funds of the State except those that have been appropriated to it. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the research corporation may enter into and perform such contracts, leases, cooperative agreements, or other transactions with any agency or instrumentality of the United States, a foreign nation, a state, a territory, or a possession, or with any political subdivision thereof, whenever the donating or granting agency or instrumentality determines that the university or any other agency of the State cannot as effectively and efficiently accomplish the purposes for which such contracts, leases, cooperative agreements, or other transactions are being entered into; provided that the research corporation shall not obligate any funds of the State except those that have been appropriated to it;

(4) To receive by gifts, grants, devises, bequests, or otherwise from private sources only, any property, real, personal, or mixed, intangible or tangible, absolutely or in trust, to be used and disposed of, either the principal or the income therefrom, in accordance with the conditions under which it was received; except that no gift to the research corporation shall be accepted unless approved or confirmed by the board of directors. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the research corporation may receive gifts, grants, or awards from any agency or instrumentality of the United States, a foreign nation, a state, a territory, or a possession, or from any political subdivision thereof, whenever the donating or granting agency or instrumentality determines that the university or any other agency of the State cannot as effectively and efficiently accomplish the purposes for which the gifts, grants, or awards are being made, except that no gift to the research corporation shall be accepted unless approved or confirmed by the board of directors;

(5) To have a corporate seal;

(6) To sue and be sued in its own name;

(7) To serve as trustee or beneficiary under terms of any gift, indenture, or will;

(8) To apply for, take out, receive by purchase or gift, hold, administer, and dispose of copyrights, patent rights, licenses, assignments of inventions, discoveries, processes, and other property, rights or interests therein, and the income thereof, absolutely or subject to such conditions or trusts as may be attached thereto or be imposed thereon, and to obligate itself to perform and execute any and all such conditions or trusts;

(9) To conduct research, studies, experiments, investigations, and tests in all fields of knowledge; to promote and develop the scientific and commercial value of inventions, discoveries, and processes; and to make, publish, and distribute the results thereof;

(10) To coordinate and correlate activities and projects of the research corporation with the work of state agencies for the purpose of relating research work to the economic development of the State whenever practical or desirable;

(11) To stimulate and promote cooperative research projects and activities;

(12) To establish and maintain, or to assist in establishing and maintaining, scholarships, fellowships, and professorships, and other staff positions for the purpose of aiding in the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge and to enter into agreements or contracts with other corporations, organizations, institutions, or persons for this purpose and to pay the necessary and appropriate expenses therefor;

(13) To prepare, print, or publish any manuscript, research article, report, study, discussion, reference, collection, or any pictorial or schematic representation or group or collection thereof, whether it belongs to or is the work of any state agency or its employees, or the university or one of its faculty members or employees, or the research corporation or its employees, or a contractor of the research corporation. The printing or publication may be accomplished through whatever person, company, or agency is deemed most appropriate by the board of directors; and

(14) To do any or all other acts reasonably necessary to carry out the objects and purposes of the research corporation and the university. [L 2006, c 75, pt of §2]

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