Our units 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 subunits.

Sponsored Programs

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

540-231-5281

Research Compliance

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.

FAX: 540-231- 0959

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.

(540) 231-5188

Institutional Review Board

Virginia Tech is committed to protecting the rights of and ensuring the safety of human subjects participating in research conducted by faculty, staff and students of the University and for research in which Virginia Tech is engaged. This commitment is vested in the Institutional Review Board for Research Involving Human Subjects (the IRB), and is guided by the ethical principles described in the “Belmont Report” and in applicable federal regulations.

FAX:  (540) 231-0959 (Attn: IRB)

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 Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute in Roanoke.

540-231-5132

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

Advanced Research Computing

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

CREST

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation's Information Systems is OVPRI's information technology team and 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.

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.