Research Policy and Compliance
University-wide research policy and compliance is a priority for the Office of the Provost as new technologies and methodologies, and the accompanying governmental and institutional regulations, create a research landscape in a constant state of flux. The Office of the Vice Provost for Research (VPR), led by Vice Provost Dr. Richard McCullough, has broad responsibility and oversight for the review, development, and implementation of policies related to the organization and execution of academic research, especially in the sciences, and to aspects of the University's relations with industry.
For more information, please visit the VPR website at vpr.harvard.edu.
University-wide Financial Conflict of Interest Policy Announced
A new University-wide Policy on Individual Financial Conflicts of Interest for those holding Faculty or Teaching Appointments was approved by the President and Fellows of Harvard College on May 26, 2010. The policy establishes a University-wide system for identifying, evaluating, and managing financial conflicts of interest and provides consistency across Harvard Schools. The VPR, in consultation with the University Committee on Financial Conflicts of Interest, shall be responsible for overseeing the University-wide implementation of this policy and assuring ongoing compliance with its terms.
Federal Stimulus Funding
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) made funds available across the full range of federal agencies for special, two-year awards relating to President Obama's recovery plan. The Office of Sponsored Programs provides comprehensive information about ARRA on its website, including the current total of ARRA awards received by Harvard University researchers.