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
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

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

COMP
https://viceprovost.tufts.edu/research-compliance-safety
RI
Office/Function
https://viceprovost.tufts.edu/research-integrity

Related Research Support

IS

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