The Office of Research (OR), a central office reporting to the Vice Provost for Research, is charged with assisting faculty, staff, and students in their efforts to promote and secure sponsored research funding. The OR reviews, negotiates, endorses, and provides administrative oversight related to proposals and awards in accordance with all applicable laws, policies and regulations. The Associate Vice Provost for Research Operations of the Office of Research serves as the designated University Officer empowered for all sponsored research activities.
The Office of Research is a nexus of excellence for research resources. We are dedicated to partnering with the University of Pittsburgh research community to secure funding; exchange research materials, data, and ideas; and to build collaborations in an effort to foster creativity, scholarship, and innovation.