The University’s Chief Research Compliance Officer works with the Office of the Vice Provost for Research in a number of efforts to enhance research compliance and policy throughout the University. The Vice Provost and the Chief Research Compliance Officer serve as co-chairs of, among other initiatives, the Sponsored Administration Leadership Committee, the Export Control Council, the Research Development Committee, and the Responsible Conduct of Research Committee. The Chief Research Compliance Officer works with the faculty, IRBs, IACUCs, schools, and other parts of central...
The University Ombudsman Office is open to all Harvard University faculty, staff, fellows, students and retirees. It is an independent resource for problem resolution and works to ensure that all members of the University community are treated equitably and fairly.
Harvard University has three sponsored programs offices providing oversight and grants management of sponsored research. The Sponsored Administration Leadership Committee ("SALC") brings together the leadership of these three programs, along with the Vice Provost for Research and the University Director of Sponsored Research to discuss shared issues, concerns and matters of oversight and grants management. Contact the Office of the Vice Provost for Research for more information.
The Research Development Coordinating Committee (RDCC) was created in 2010 by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research to support the research missions of Harvard University. The committee's charge encompasses a variety of strategic and capacity building activities that help individual faculty members, teams of researchers, and research administrators to work together more effectively to identify and compete successfully for extramural funding from diverse sources. Contact the Office of the Vice Provost for Research for...
The Office of the Vice Provost for Research (VPR) has broad responsibility and oversight for the review, development, and implementation of policies related to the organization and execution of academic research, especially in the sciences, and to aspects of the University's relations with industry.
The Vice Provost for International Affairs seeks to promote and develop Harvard’s international activities across its Schools, foster coordination between them, oversee and review large-scale international endeavors, and set policies to establish best practices. The Vice Provost is responsible for developing and overseeing a variety of university-wide initiatives and policies relating to international research, education, and collaboration.
OTD’s mission is to make the fruits of Harvard research more accessible outside the University, including underserved communities, and ensure that society benefits from Harvard innovations by fostering their swift, professional and effective development and commercialization.