The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) provides support, guidance and resources to faculty pursuing original research.
OVPR enables faculty research by fostering a vibrant research environment at SLU. Our goal is to lift many of the administrative burdens that accompany managing sponsored research so that faculty can focus on pursuing research itself. OVPR can assist SLU faculty in the following areas:
OVPR is a unified office with four working groups designed around the ways faculty approach research and scholarship. For more information about the talented people on our team, please visit our About SLU Research page.
The Research Strategy Group (RSG) works with faculty in all aspects of research program development, including idea generation, seed funding, project management, and proposal submission. This group is responsible for expanding SLU's research capacity by simplifying proposal submissions, working with research support colleagues across campus, assisting faculty in developing strategies and skills for grant seeking, and building new research initiatives.
The Grant Operation (GO) Centers falls under the Research Strategy Group. The GO Centers brings together key pre- and post-award staff into a single team to provide hands-on support to faculty applying for and managing their grants. This allows for the submission of applications with fewer steps and better communication while making it faster and easier to receive and manage awards.
The Sponsored Programs Accounting (SPA) Group handles financial and accounting matters for faculty who have been awarded grants and contracts. SPA provides this support for externally sponsored federal and private awards and for internally funded awards.
The Research Innovation Group (RIG) manages the intellectual property portfolio and industry contracting activities for Saint Louis University. RIG’s mission is to increase the adoption and dissemination of SLU research discoveries and intellectual properties and to leverage SLU research and innovation assets to benefit the community.
SLU’s research compliance committees help maintain effective compliance with University policy and regulatory requirements. These committees consist of the Institutional Review Board (IRB), the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), and the Conflict of Interest in Research Committee (COIRC). If you have questions about particular policies and guidelines, please contact the appropriate committee.
In the spirit of shared governance, Saint Louis University has a variety of committees and councils to convene faculty, staff and administration around research. An up-to-date list of these organizations, their charges, and their most up-to-date rosters can be viewed at the page below.