Vice Provost and Dean of Research

This office recommends and promulgates new research policy and oversees implementation and exceptions.  As the cognizant dean, this office oversees the program scope, direction, administration, and resources for the independent laboratories, institutes, and centers which operate outside school boundaries. As a university officer, the dean acts as a senior advisor to the president and provost in a broad array of academic issues beyond research.

DoR Offices

DOR (Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research)

This office recommends and promulgates new research policy and oversees implementation and exceptions.  

OTL (Office of Technology Licensing)

Knowledge and discoveries from Stanford can be transferred outside of the University to benefit the general public. When those discoveries take the form of intellectual property, the transfer generally requires formal licensing through Stanford’s Office of Technology and Licensing (OTL).

Environmental Health & Safety

EH&S provides guidelines and resources for a variety of health and safety activities.

Industrial Contracts

The Industrial Contracts Office (ICO) is responsible for negotiating and signing sponsored research, material transfers, and related research agreements with industry, except for clinical trial agreements.


Office of International Affairs

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) helps faculty and students to maximize global opportunities that enrich research and learning. We understand the complicated nature of international activities and we help our faculty achieve their goals by collaborating with an extensive network of partner offices across campus. OIA helps to build and extend relationships with collaborators abroad in disciplines where the university has existing strengths or seeks new expertise and experiences.

Office of Research Administration

The Office of Research Administration (ORA) provides an array of services for sponsored projects administration at Stanford University. ORA is composed of Research Financial Compliance and Services (RFCS) and the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR).

OSR (Office of Sponsored Research)

The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) provides pre-award and post-award administrative services for sponsored projects. 


Research Compliance

The Research Compliance Office (RCO) is responsible for oversight and management of Stanford’s Administrative (Compliance) Panels and ensures compliance with applicable policies, accreditation standards, and external regulations.

Science Outreach

Science outreach includes organized activities targeted at youth, school teachers, and the general public that will increase their interest, understanding, and involvement in math, science, and engineering.

Stanford is one of the first U.S. universities to create a permanent office dedicated to science outreach to address concerns about declining achievement in U.S. K-12 schools, the inadequate supply of trained American scientists and engineers to fill future jobs in the U.S., and the overall decline in scientific literacy of our citizenry.

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

SLAC is a multipurpose laboratory for astrophysics, photon science, accelerator, and particle physics research.


The Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Education and Research (Spectrum) is a Stanford University independent research center funded in part by an NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). Its goal is to accelerate and enhance medical research, from basic discovery to improved patient care.


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Vice Provost and Dean of Research
Executive Assistant to the Vice Provost and Dean of Research
Associate Vice Provost for Research
Executive Assistant to the Associate Vice Provost for Research