The Vice Provost for Research (VPR) is the university’s chief research officer. The VPR advises the President and Provost on research and graduate programs, and works closely with the deans, faculty, fellow officers of the university and outside partners and constituents to promote the viability and impact of research and graduate programs.
The Research Integrity office supports the Lehigh University community in the ethical conduct of research. The Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews, approves, and monitors all faculty, staff, and student-conducted research with human participants. The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) ensures that the use of animals in research is in accordance with institutional and federal guidelines and that animals receive the highest level of care. The Conflict of Interest in Research Committee (CIRC) ensures that financial conflicts of interest in sponsored programs are appropriately managed. Export Control ensures compliance with federal laws and regulations concerning the export of physical items, technology, data, and information out of the U.S. for national security or economic reasons. The mission of the Research Integrity office is to foster a supportive environment of academic inquiry that simultaneously upholds the highest level of ethical standards.
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) supports faculty and staff in seeking and administering funding for research programs through grants, contracts, and other external funding opportunities. ORSP provides services and support to enable members of the university community to compete successfully for outside funding and to manage their funded programs successfully.
The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) manages intellectual property developed at Lehigh with the goal of enhancing the economic and societal impact of our creative work. OTT works closely with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, the Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship and Creativity, the Office of Government Relations and Economic Development, and faculty, staff and students to facilitate dissemination of scholarly work through entrepreneurial and established business channels.