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The mission of the Saint Louis University Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is to enable SLU's faculty to achieve their research ambitions.

OVPR enables faculty research by fostering a vibrant research environment at SLU. Our goal is to lift many of the administrative burdens of managing sponsored research so that faculty can focus on pursuing the research itself. OVPR can assist SLU faculty in the following areas:

  • Identifying funding opportunities
  • Convening faculty from across disciplines and creating collaborations
  • Proposal development and review
  • Managing awards and post-award compliance support

OVPR is a unified office with several working groups designed around the ways faculty approach research and scholarship. These working groups are listed below. For more information about the talented people on our team, please visit our About SLU Research page.

Research Development Group

The Research Development Group (RDG) 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.

For information on the Research Development Group, please contact: 

Jasmin Patel
Assistant Vice President for Research

Grant Operation Centers

The Grant Operation (GO) Centers falls under the Research Development Group. The GO Centers bring 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.

Sponsored Programs Accounting Group

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.

Research Innovation Group

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.

Research Integrity and Compliance

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), the Conflict of Interest in Research Committee (COIRC), and under Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) and the Radiation Safety Committee (RSC). If you have questions about particular policies and guidelines, please contact the appropriate committee or office.

Research Computing Group

The Research Computing Group builds on SLU's ambition to develop and improve computing infrastructure, technology, services and support for research. The RCG can be found on the fourth floor of DuBourg Hall and will soon have similar space on South Campus. If you have any current or anticipated computing needs related to your research, please contact the RCG at

Research Councils and Committees

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. 

Research Councils and Committees