OVPR Research Support
The Biosafety Program works to ensure that any work associated with biohazards or recombinant/synthetic nucleic acids is done safely and in accordance with regulations.
Business Operations coordinates and manages a matrix of operational services to augment the office’s support of research and scholarship.
Central Pre-Award provides mandatory review, approval and submission for sponsored funding.
Chemical Safety services minimize the risks associated with the use of hazardous chemicals in research, teaching, and laboratory facilities. We also help the research community ensure compliance with
Tufts Comparative Medicine Services (CMS) provides an array of in vivo services to support preclinical research and other areas of biomedical research.
The Conflict of Interest Office supports the University community in identifying and managing financial conflicts of interest related to research and scholarly activities, business transactions, and
Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) promotes health, safety and environmental protection in teaching, research, public service and administrative activities by providing training, advice and other
The Health Sciences Institutional Review Board (HS IRB) reviews, monitors and approve biomedical and social, behavioral, and educational research.
The Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) ensures institutional compliance with federal regulations that govern animal care and use for all research, teaching, and training projects.
The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is charged with ensuring that all research, teaching, and training involving potentially biohazardous agents at Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center is
The Institutional Radiation Safety Committee (IRSC) is charged with providing independent expert advice for working with or in areas containing radioactive materials or radiation producing machines.
The Integrative Safety Committee (ISC) was formed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is charged with reviewing research ramp down exception requests, school research ramp up plans, exception
Local Research Administration (LRA) provides support within the schools and centers at Tufts.
Research Administration & Development (RAD) helps investigators to pursue their research and scholarship goals, providing expertise and support throughout the Award Lifecycle.
Research Compliance & Safety oversees a variety of functions that ensures safe, legal, and ethical research across Tufts.
Research Development supports grantsmanship, funding, and proposal development.
Research Integrity provides training, process and policy support for issues related to conduct, conflicts and ethics.
The Social, Behavioral and Educational Research IRB (SBER IRB) reviews research involving human research subjects to ensure regulatory compliance.
Strategic Initiatives fosters relationships to build the research enterprise, forging new and innovative approaches, collaborations, and partnerships of institutional importance to the University.
Strategy Implementation & Assessment (SIA) is responsible for evaluating and assessing Research Administration & Development services, roles and key metrics.
Tech Transfer and Industry Collaboration (TTIC) is responsible for facilitating the transfer of Tufts technology for public use and benefit.
Related Research Support
Post-Award provides financial oversight of all sponsored award activities from set up to closeout, and is part of of the Finance Division, office of the Controller.
CFR facilitates mutually rewarding relationships between Tufts University and corporations and foundations.
Digital Collections and Archives provides support for research projects, including data and records management.
Global Tufts is a function of the Office of the Provost that supports development and realization of university-wide, global strategy to enhance Tufts’ position in global education, research, and
Information Security provides stewardship and security services that support responsible research & scholarship.
Media Relations is a function of University Communications and Marketing strengthen the university’s leadership position by informing the news media and the public about the achievements of our
The Libraries at Tufts provide key support and services to researchers including expert consultations.
Research Technology helps define technology needs and provide innovative IT solutions that support excellence in research.