About Us

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Scholarship consists of over 250 professionals with expertise in guiding faculty, staff, and learners through the entire research lifecycle, from project conception and grant submission to sharing your results with the world and creating commercial opportunities.

Mission

The mission of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research & Scholarship is to work with our faculty, students, and staff to foster and encourage the highest quality research and creative activities.  

Strategic Plan 

To achieve our mission, the Office of the Vice Provost of Research and Scholarship developed a strategic plan guided by four goals:  

  • Improve research enabling services to support growth in scale and impact of research;  
  • Advocate for diversity in research and scholarship;  
  • Coordinate the development and promote effective utilization of research facilities and capacity; and,  
  • Support growth of research and scholarship and facilitate interdisciplinarity. 

Values

We put our values into practice in support of our work across the University of Miami’s campuses. As an office, our core values and practices include: 

Accountability 

We promote and hold ourselves to high ethical standards and compliance with applicable policies and guidelines of our partners, the university, and the state and federal governments. 

Education

We share and promote learning about research and scholarship opportunities, procedures, and rules/guidelines in the performance and reporting of research and creative activity.  

Innovation

We actively facilitate collaborative research programs that advance knowledge and address regional, national, and global societal needs. 

Integrity

We foster a culture and infrastructure that supports research and creative activities university-wide and promotes respect and protection of our human and animal subjects. 

Teamwork

We facilitate open and transparent communication with university leadership and investigators by working toward excellence in research and scholarship.


Divisions, Offices, and Units

Below, you can find more information about each of the offices and units that make up the Office of the Vice Provost of Research and Scholarship

The Division of Veterinary Resources (DVR) is the unit responsible for the oversight and implementation of the animal care and use program. The mission of the DVR is to advance knowledge and improve the health and well-being of humans and animals through excellent service and support, research and teaching.
The Associate Vice President for Research Administration and the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost work closely to ensure that the research community receives professional, customer-oriented administrative support and that our extramural sponsors are assured research funds are managed appropriately.

The Associate Vice President for Research Administration and the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost work closely to ensure that the research community receives professional, customer-oriented administrative support and that our extramural sponsors are assured research funds are managed appropriately.

Regulatory Affairs includes several offices dedicated to ensuring the integrity, safety and compliance of the sponsored programs we undertake. These professionals have a deep knowledge of regulatory requirements and know how to ensure that the end product of your work meets the utmost standards.

The RDE team is dedicated to growing research at the University by connecting investigators with the resources, expertise, training, and communication related initiatives and activities within the Office of the Vice Provost for Research & Scholarship.The team connects investigators with funding opportunities, collaborators, grant-writing experts, and helps them to navigate the research environment.
Research Operations and Infrastructure provides support to the University research community on clinical trial research, research administration systems support and research reporting. The units include Research Intelligence and Capacity, Clinical Research Management and Support, and Research Compliance and Quality Assurance.
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