OVPRI will host a Spring Discussion Series around topics of interest to the Virginia Tech research and innovation community. Each discussion will start with information sharing; e.g., status updates, introductions, and financial outlooks. Time will be allowed for discussion, networking, and feedback. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend.


Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance

January 28
3:00–4:30 p.m.
310 Kelly Hall

Lisa M. Lee, Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation and Director of Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance, will discuss how SIRC facilitates scholarly excellence across the university by fostering ethical decision-making and assisting investigators with meeting the regulatory requirements related to their research.

Foreign Influence

February 25
3:00–4:30 p.m.
310 Kelly Hall

Following up on VPRI Memo dated October 7, 2019, Trudy Riley (Sponsored Programs), Cristen Jandreau (Conflict of Interest program), and John Talerico (Office of Export and Secure Research Compliance) will provide an update from the Foreign Influence Committee and take questions on how the research division is approaching this evolving topic.

Strategic Alliances

March 24
3:00-4:30 p.m.
310 Kelly Hall

Steve McKnight, Vice President for Strategic Alliances, will lead this discussion.

Investment Institutes

April 28
3:00–4:30 p.m.
310 Kelly Hall

Sally Morton, Stefan Duma, Karen Roberto, and Benn Knapp will lead this discussion.

Suggestions for future topics may be sent to Kim Borkowski.