Support Functions and Programs

The OVPR oversees a variety of functions and programs that support the university's goal of research excellence. In addition, the OVPR works closely with other Tufts areas that support researchers, including the Libraries, Tufts Technology Services, Finance, and Corporate Foundation Relations.

OVPR Research Support

RIC

The Research Integrity and Compliance Unit within the Office of the Vice Provost for Research provides oversight, resources, and education for integrity and compliance issues relating to the conduct

EHS

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) promotes health, safety, and environmental protection in teaching, research, clinical, public service, and administrative activities by providing training, advice

Oversees BIO IH LS
BIO
Office/Function
https://viceprovost.tufts.edu/biosafety
RSO

Central to Tufts University, the Research, Strategy, and Operations team serves as the nucleus of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research. Our scope encompasses Strategic Research Development

PRE
Office/Function
https://viceprovost.tufts.edu/central-pre-award
CHEM

The Chemical Safety Program services minimize the risks associated with the use of hazardous chemicals in research, teaching, and laboratory facilities. We also help the research community by ensuring

CMS
https://viceprovost.tufts.edu/comparative-medicine-services
COI

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

HSIRB

The Health Sciences Institutional Review Board (HS IRB) reviews, monitors and approve biomedical and social, behavioral, and educational research for Tufts Medicine and Tufts University Health

IH

Industrial Health (IH) promotes health, safety and environmental protection in teaching, research, public service and administrative activities by providing training, advice and other compliance

IACUC
https://viceprovost.tufts.edu/institutional-animal-care-use-committee
IBC
https://viceprovost.tufts.edu/institutional-biosafety-committee
ICSC

The Institutional Chemical Safety Committee (ICSC) provides review and oversight of research, teaching, and training spaces and activities that are associated with chemicals at Tufts University while

RSC

The Radiation Safety Committee (RSC) is charged with providing independent expert advice for working with or in areas containing radioactive materials or radiation producing machines.

ISC

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

LS
Office/Function
https://viceprovost.tufts.edu/laboratory-safety
LRA
https://viceprovost.tufts.edu/local-research-administration
PDOC
Office/Function
https://viceprovost.tufts.edu/postdoctoral-scholars
RA

Research Administration & Development (RAD) helps investigators to pursue their research and scholarship goals, providing expertise and support throughout the Award Lifecycle.

Oversees PRE RADE LRA
RSRP
https://viceprovost.tufts.edu/research-safety-and-regulatory-programs
RADE

This function leads and implements projects related to supporting and strengthening research administration and development enterprise of Tufts University.

Related Research Support

POST

Post-Award provides financial oversight of all sponsored award activities from set up to closeout, and is part of the Finance Division, office of the Controller.

GLOBE

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

IS
Office/Function
https://viceprovost.tufts.edu/information-security
MR

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

LIB
Office/Function
https://viceprovost.tufts.edu/libraries-0
OHS

Occupational Health Services provides health care for Tufts University faculty and staff focused on the prevention and treatment of health conditions related to work; and, ensuring that individuals

RT
Office/Function
https://viceprovost.tufts.edu/research-technology