Mission and Values

The mission of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research is to work with our faculty, students, and staff to foster and encourage the highest quality research and creative activities.

We aim to achieve our mission by:
  • Developing and maintaining a culture and infrastructure that supports research/creative activities university-wide, and promotes protection of our human and animal subjects
  • Facilitating these activities by helping our investigators identify and obtain the resources they need to succeed
  • Promoting high ethical standards and compliance with applicable policies and guidelines of our partners, the university, and the state and federal governments
  • Educating our constituency regarding opportunities, procedures, and rules/guidelines in the performance and reporting of research
  • Facilitating communication with university leadership and with investigators by providing important information and by listening to concerns
  • Helping our investigators navigate regulatory hurdles and roadblocks
  • Promoting collaborative and innovative research programs that advance our knowledge and address regional, national and global societal needs
Our core values include:
  • Accountability
  • Education
  • Equity
  • Excellence
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Service
  • Subject Welfare
  • Teamwork
  • Transparency