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We Do Research To Benefit Society

  • Vision

    Facilitate interdisciplinary research and maintain public trust in a culture of integrity that celebrates the diversity of ideas and people.

  • Mission

    To provide guidance and support to facilitate, nurture, and safeguard a thriving research ecosystem.

  • About

    Learn more about the role of the VPDoR in supporting Stanford’s research ecosystem, and its units, institutes, centers, and research labs.

More on our vision, mission, & about us


In-depth explanations of core concepts with links to related policies, resources and contacts.

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Policies & Resources

University-wide policy manuals, how tos, tools and documents, and a glossary of terms.

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Research Offices

Central offices and other administrative departments that support the research enterprise at Stanford.

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Comprehensive listing of grant and sponsor opportunities, organized by type and sponsoring agency.

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A complete listing of required compliance training for administrators, faculty and their research teams.

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A compendium of policy change memos, plus committee meeting agendas and notes.

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