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The Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Innovation manages the development of Vanderbilt’s trans-institutional research, and plays a major role in the university’s relationships with federal and private sector sponsors. This includes sponsored research administration, policy, integrity and compliance; information technologies for research; and intellectual property, technology transfer, and commercialization. Together with leading faculty and staff, Vice Provost Padma Raghavan facilitates the governance of university research, from environmental health and safety groups to strategic research committees like the Vanderbilt University Research Council (VURC). See below for a listing of all committees that work together to govern research at Vanderbilt.

Compliance Governance

Environmental Health and Safety Governance Committee and related safety committees (biosafety, chemical safety, laser safety, radiation safety)

IACUC/OAWA – Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Research Integrity and Compliance Committee

Vanderbilt Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Advisory Groups

Internal Awards Review Committee (IARC)

Vanderbilt University Research Council (VURC)