This office recommends and promulgates new research policy and oversees implementation and exceptions.
Vice Provost and Dean of Research
This office recommends and promulgates new research policy and oversees implementation and exceptions. As the cognizant dean, this office oversees the program scope, direction, administration, and resources for the independent laboratories, institutes, and centers which operate outside school boundaries. As a university officer, the dean acts as a senior advisor to the president and provost in a broad array of academic issues beyond research.
About the Vice Provost and Dean of Research, Professor Kathryn Ann “Kam” Moler
DOR (Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research)
OTL (Office of Technology Licensing)
Office of Technology Licensing (OTL) receives invention disclosures from Stanford faculty, staff and students. We evaluate these disclosures for their commercial possibilities, and when possible license them to industry. If the inventions are successfully licensed, cash royalties collected by OTL provide funding to the inventors' departments and schools, as well as personal shares for the inventors themselves.
Environmental Health & Safety
EH&S provides guidelines and resources for a variety of health and safety activities.
The Industrial Contracts Office (ICO) is responsible for negotiating and signing sponsored research, material transfers, and related research agreements with industry, except for clinical trial agreements.
Office of International Affairs
The Office of International Affairs (OIA) helps faculty and students to maximize global opportunities that enrich research and learning. We understand the complicated nature of international activities and we help our faculty achieve their goals by collaborating with an extensive network of partner offices across campus. OIA helps to build and extend relationships with collaborators abroad in disciplines where the university has existing strengths or seeks new expertise and experiences.
Office of Research Administration (ORA)
The premier function of the Office of Research Administration (ORA) is to provide an array of high quality services and expertise to support the research mission and sponsored projects administration at Stanford University.
ORA is led by G. Russell Brewer, Associate Vice President of Research Administration and is an administrative organization within the Office of the Vice President for Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officerand the Vice Provost and Dean of Research.
Office of Sponsored Research (OSR)
The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) provides pre-award and post-award administrative services for sponsored projects.
Property Management Office (PMO)
The Property Management Office (PMO) is responsible for property (capital assets) administration. PMO implements property management policy, procedures, online systems, and training, to maintain an effective, compliant asset life cycle property system. Capital assets include those owned by Stanford, the Federal Government, as well as other Sponsors.
The Research Compliance Office (RCO) is responsible for oversight and management of Stanford’s Administrative (Compliance) Panels and ensures compliance with applicable policies, accreditation standards, and external regulations.
Science outreach includes organized activities targeted at youth, school teachers, and the general public that will increase their interest, understanding, and involvement in math, science, and engineering.
Stanford is one of the first U.S. universities to create a permanent office dedicated to science outreach to address concerns about declining achievement in U.S. K-12 schools, the inadequate supply of trained American scientists and engineers to fill future jobs in the U.S., and the overall decline in scientific literacy of our citizenry.
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