Support Functions and Programs
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.
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
Tufts Comparative Medicine Services (CMS) provides an array of in vivo services to support preclinical research and other areas of biomedical research. CMS supports the Boston Campus. The Laboratory
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
Tufts Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) has been re-organized into two new groups: Industrial Hygiene and Laboratory Safety. Please visit each program website for more information.
The Health Sciences Institutional Review Board (HS IRB) reviews, monitors and approve biomedical and social, behavioral, and educational research.
Industrial Health (IH) promotes health, safety and environmental protection in teaching, research, public service and administrative activities by providing training, advice and other compliance
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 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
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
The Laboratory Safety (LS) Group supports research and teaching activities by providing training, advice and other compliance assistance in the areas of biosafety, chemical safety, general lab safety
Local Research Administration (LRA) provides support within the schools and centers at Tufts.
The Postdoctoral Scholars Program helps postdoctoral scholars broaden their research abilities and equip themselves with the skills necessary for a successful career.
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.
Research Safety and Regulatory Programs (RS&RP) oversees a variety of functions that ensures safe, legal, and ethical research across Tufts.
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.
This function leads and implements projects related to supporting and strengthening research administration and development enterprise of Tufts University.
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.
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
Research Technology helps define technology needs and provide innovative IT solutions that support excellence in research.