Our faculty plays a vital role in carrying out the university’s mission of research and education and contributes greatly to the success of Tufts University. To acquaint you with our university, this website has been primarily designed to offer useful information on policies, procedures and available resources that will enhance your research experience at Tufts. There are also links to pages with more general information about life on each of the campuses and their surrounding communities.
The Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) has oversight of all research related matters at Tufts. It is responsible for administration of grants and contracts, protection, management, and licensing of the university’s intellectual property, supervision of the use of human subjects and laboratory animals in research, implementation of the university’s policies on conflict of interest in research and misconduct in research and scholarship, and for working with other administrative offices to create an environment at the university that encourages and facilitates research. The office strives to provide high quality services to the faculty and to increase the funding available to support research while protecting the university’s interests and assuring that Tufts is in compliance with all relevant laws and regulations. These services are intended to help advance research and to improve the research environment and are handled through multiple offices.