EVPRI Responsibilities

The Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation is responsible for developing the institutional research policies and procedures, and coordinating and providing oversight of research, scholarship, and creative activity at the University. In addition, the office oversees the identification, marketing and licensing of intellectual property developed at UofL so as to enhance economic development initiatives.

The Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation has oversight and is responsible for the development of translational research to help move discoveries from the conceptual stage through development of ideas for the good of humanity. In addition, products, and economic development opportunities are fostered using business development, technology transfer and university operated research parks.

The Office is responsible for the development and implementation of the institution’s research-related portions of the Strategic Plan 2020. The Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation serves as a University-wide resource for identifying and capitalizing on intramural and extramural resources for research and scholarship for UofL faculty, staff and students.

The Office serves as the liaison with granting agencies, develops policies and procedures to assure compliance with Federal and state regulations as well as granting agency policies and procedures, and identifies funding for faculty research interests by matching faculty with potential funding sources and/or contract opportunities. The Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation provides business, industry and foundations with information concerning the University’s research capabilities and stimulates the development of collaborations between them and the University.  This is accomplished through the Industry Engagement Office and in conjunction with the VP for Community Engagement.  In addition, it works with the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs to provide opportunities in Clinical and Translational Research.