Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

Explore the full list of research offices under the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR).

Select Research and Business Offices Supporting Your Projects

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Accounts Payable

Provides University-wide support for processing Check Requests, Travel Advances/Reports, and Vendor Records, as well as school/department-specific services for other financial transactions.

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Award Management

Resources for award management and closeout.

Managing awards involves negotiation and acceptance, account set up, and financial administration. Project closeout involves no-cost extension requests, financial closeout and final report submissions.

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Central Human Resources

Learn more about University-level HR policies and information.

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Environmental Health and Safety (EHS)

Explore training for lab safety protocols involving hazardous and regulated materials, equipment, and environment. Megan Flake is the McKelvey liaison with the staff from the EH&S department of the University.

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Export Control

Information and Technology Sharing Regulations

Applies to transfer of technical information or controlled items to foreign nationals or across U.S. boundaries

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Human Research Protection Office

Protects the rights and welfare of participants in human research and clinical investigations.

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Human Research Quality Assurance Program (HRQA)

Monitors active research protocols to ensure protection of human subjects and confirm that research is conducted in compliance with federal regulations and university policies.

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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

Guidelines and Tools for the appropriate, ethical and safe conduct of research involving vertebrate animals. Log in with WUSTL Key.

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Internal Selections

Internal selections at Washington University in St. Louis are held to determine which faculty member from the university can submit an application for limited competition funding opportunities.

Deadlines for internal selections are typically six to 12 weeks prior to the sponsor deadline.

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Joint Research Office for Contracts


The mission of JROC is to provide high quality customer service to principal investigators, administrators, and sponsors by drafting, reviewing, negotiating and signing research-related agreements on a university-wide basis. JROC facilitates the timely execution of federal and foundation subawards and contracts, industry-supported research agreements, industry supported clinical trials, data transfers, service agreements, and other research-related agreements.

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McKelvey Facilities Planning & Management

Your local contacts for laboratory and facility assistance.

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McKelvey Human Resources

Locate McKelvey-specific HR policies and procedures.

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McKelvey Industry Relations

The Office of Industry Relations can help your organization make connections, facilitate relationships, and engage with world-class faculty and students.

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Office of Corporate & Foundation Relations

Washington University’s Foundation Relations serves as a link between the University and private foundations for the advancement of education and research. Before applying, please contact:

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Office of Research Education and Information (REI)

Resources and programming supporting the ethical conduct of research, compliance and research management.

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Office of Research Integrity & Ethics (ORIE)

Provides programmatic resources for the Individual and Institutional Conflicts of Interest Programs, Human Stem Cell Research Program, Research Integrity Program and Authorship Standards.

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Office of Sponsored Research Services (OSRS)

Proposals must be submitted through the OSRS for review and signature by an institutional official prior to submission to the funding agency.

Responsible for:

  • Reviewing proposals prior to submission to funding agencies
  • Establishing and maintaining accounts for funded projects
  • Issuing outgoing subawards via the SUBSystem on SPA funds
  • Reviewing and processing documents and letters for submission to funding agencies
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Office of Technology Management

Mission: pair cutting edge WU research with expertise and exceptional service in order to create a pipeline of opportunities that can benefit society.

OTM acts as a resource for faculty in the areas of copyrights; patent prosecution; material transfer agreements; consulting agreements; marketing; licensing

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Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

Explore University-wide research policies, procedures, operations, support infrastructure, and educational programs, including grant submissions, contract negotiation, export controls, the responsible conduct of research, etc.

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Office of Training Grants

Core resource established to support research training grants.

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Purchasing Services

Find resources for the purchase of supplies, equipment and services. Please ensure that approved vendors are being used.

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Research Development Office (RDO)

The Research Development Office guides faculty in the pursuit of research funding, the formation of cross-disciplinary science teams, and the development of collaborative research center proposals.

Melanie Roewe, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Development & Contracts

Nicole Moore, Senior Director of Research Development

Catherine Determan, Research Development Project Manager/Funding Coordinator

Kurt Thoroughman, Faculty Fellow for Research Development

Mike Marcincowski, Research Development Associate

Summer Young, Senior Research Development Associate



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Research Infrastructure Services

RIS provides research technology services including data storage, a scientific compute platform, research applications, and controlled unclassified information (CUI).

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Sponsored Projects Accounting (SPA)

Financial intermediary between sponsors of research and Washington University in St. Louis investigators.

SPA is the primary source for interpretation of relevant rules, regulations and laws governing incurring, reimbursing and reporting costs under sponsored-research agreements.

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Tax Department

Responsible for a variety of areas of the University’s tax compliance.