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Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research

The Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research (VPDoR) recommends and promulgates new research policies and oversees implementation. The VPDoR also provides support on a broad spectrum of research support services and guidance on the regulatory compliance requirements to investigators. The office also provides financial and operational oversight for the independent academic units and research support offices under the auspices of the VPDoR organization.

Messages from VPDoR

Learn more about our latest messages from the Vice Provost and Dean of Research (VPDoR)

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Independent Laboratories, Centers, and Institutes

Stanford has 15 independent laboratories, centers and institutes, that provide a physical and intellectual intersection between schools and disciplines.

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VPDoR Office

Research Support Offices

The VPDoR organization comprises sixteen independent academic units, five shared facilities and platforms, and six support offices that provide university-level oversight for research compliance and administration, as well as health and safety issues.

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Stanford and SLAC

The relationship between SLAC and Stanford goes back 60 years, to a meeting where Stanford physicists helped plot construction of the linear accelerator. Since that time, collaboration between Stanford and SLAC scientists contributed to four Nobel prizes in physics and chemistry.

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Academic Council Committee on Research

This page will present information for the Stanford community about the activities of the Academic Council Committee on Research (C-Res) for the 2023-24 school year. Linked here will be information about the Committee and about the various items on their agenda for this year.

Academic Council Committee on Research


Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access in a Learning Environment (IDEAL) at the Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research. Through cross-campus initiatives, Stanford hopes to create an inclusive, accessible, diverse and equitable university for all our community members.

Marsh O'Neill Award

The Marsh O'Neill Award For Exceptional and Enduring Support of Stanford University's Research Enterprise presents one of the few opportunities for faculty to acknowledge publicly the support of outstanding staff members who support their research activity.