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

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.

EHS

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

HSIRB

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

IACUC

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.

IBC

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

IRSC

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.

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

COMP

Research Compliance & Safety oversees a variety of functions that ensures safe, legal, and ethical research across Tufts.

Oversees HSIRB SBER IACUC IBC EHS IRSC RI
RI

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

Related Research Support

IS

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