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Additional organization team members assist researchers and promote innovation through internal funding opportunities, proposal and award management, research oversight, business engagement, and technology commercialization.

Click on a topic area below to view the associated OVPRI organizational units.

Sponsored Programs

The Office of Sponsored Programs supports faculty in acquiring and managing externally sponsored funding for research projects.


Scholarly Integrity & Research Compliance

The Division of Scholarly Integrity & Research Compliance (SIRC) facilitates scholarly excellence by fostering ethical decision-making and ensuring research regulatory compliance.

540-231-9388 (Phone)
540-231-0959 (Fax)

Research Integrity

The Research Integrity and Compliance Office investigates compliance concerns, oversees research ethics and compliance education, and manages compliance programs related to financial controls and the protection of humans and animals in research.


Human Research Protection Program

The Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) has been established to support researchers whose work involves human participants.

FAX:  (540) 231-0959 (Attn: IRB)

Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee

Virginia Tech is committed to providing humane care for and ensuring the proper use of animals used in research and teaching at this university by our faculty, staff, and students. All teaching uses as well as any research involving vertebrate animal species (excluding human subjects), regardless of funding source, are under the purview of the Virginia Tech IACUC.

FAX: 540-231- 0959

Institutional Biosafety Committee

The IBC functions to ensure that instructional and research activities conducted at Virginia Tech are in compliance with our federally-mandated responsibilities and obligations, as outlined by current government requirements described in: the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) select agent guidelines and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) select agent regulations, both associated with the National Select Agent Registry; and, Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) regulations

FAX: 540-231-0959

Privacy and Research Data Protection Program

Working alongside the Virginia Tech’s IRB to protect participants - the Privacy and Research Data Protection Program (PRDP) ensures that Virginia Tech’s researchers have access to the resources they need to keep data secure and compliant with university, state, and federal regulations.


Advanced Research Computing

Advanced Research Computing manages several university-wide research computing services that provide resources for computing- and data-intensive research to the Virginia Tech research community.

Electronic Research Administration


Information Technology

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation's information technology team specializes in the identification, implementation, exploitation, and support of information system solutions to benefit all aspects of OVPRI’s research administration services and to enable research activities at the institution.

OVPRI Human Resources

Human Resources is committed to providing responsive and effective services to all university constituents in a collegial and professional manner, enabling them to achieve their goals and the mission of Virginia Tech.


Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties (VTIP)

Information for this unit is currently being developed.  For more information go to the LINK website.

Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation (VT-ARC)

Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation (VT-ARC) leverages the $500M/year multidisciplinary research and innovation ecosystem of Virginia Tech, offering superior analytic and technology solutions to clients across multiple domains. With a focus on national security, VT-ARC specialize in applied research, translational research, technical services and commercialization efforts that extend the brand and impact of Virginia Tech, while serving government and industry alike..


University Veterinarian and Animal Care

The Office of the University Veterinarian ensures the well-being of animals used in research, teaching, and production at Virginia Tech. In addition, the office oversees the operation and management of laboratory animal facilities on the Blacksburg campus and at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute in Roanoke.