University of Minnesota
Office of the Vice President for Research

Office of the Vice President for Research : University of MinnesotaOffice of the Vice President for Research : University of Minnesota

About the OVPR

The Office of the Vice President for Research supports and guides University of Minnesota faculty in their research efforts. Our staff reviews applications for funding, manages grant awards, oversees regulations that govern research, and evaluates the commercial potential of discoveries. We also work to strengthen ties with business and industry partners.

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Our units

From technology transfer to sponsored projects, our units handle the gamut of research processes, paperwork and activities for all five campuses.
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Our initiatives

We sponsor a variety of U of M initiatives, with the goal of continually improving the system-wide research enterprise.
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Centers, institutes & programs

The OVPR is also home to several centers, institutes and programs that focus on particular facets of the research process.
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About the VP

As interim vice president for research, Allen Levine is responsible for maintaining a dynamic and competitive research environment at the U of M.
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Staff directory

The OVPR is located in Johnston Hall on the U of M East Bank, with units spread throughout the Twin Cities campus.
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Human Research Protection Program  Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Office Institutional Biosafety Committee Research Advancement Research Compliance Office of Sponsored Projects Administration Technology Commercialization University Economic Development

See the OVPR organizational chart for more.