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

BIO
Office/Function
https://viceprovost.tufts.edu/biosafety
OPS
Office/Function
https://viceprovost.tufts.edu/business-operations
PRE

Central Pre-Award provides mandatory review, approval and submission for sponsored funding.

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

EHS
https://viceprovost.tufts.edu/environmental-health-safety
HSIRB
Office/Function
https://viceprovost.tufts.edu/health-sciences-irb
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

IRSC
https://viceprovost.tufts.edu/institutional-radiation-safety-committee
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

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

PDOC

The Postdoctoral Scholars Program helps postdoctoral scholars broaden their research abilities and equip themselves with the skills necessary for a successful career.

RAD

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

Oversees DEV PRE RAD E LRA
COMP
https://viceprovost.tufts.edu/research-compliance-safety
DEV

Research Development supports grantsmanship, funding, and proposal development.

RI

Research Integrity provides training, process and policy support for issues related to conduct, conflicts and ethics.

STRAT

Strategic Initiatives fosters relationships to build the research enterprise, forging new and innovative approaches, collaborations, and partnerships of institutional importance to the University.

RAD E

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 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

Information Security provides stewardship and security services that support responsible research & scholarship.

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

The Libraries at Tufts provide key support and services to researchers including expert consultations.

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

Research Technology helps define technology needs and provide innovative IT solutions that support excellence in research.