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Transdisciplinary team works to revolutionize brain research

"We will literally build these technologies on one side [of the Millenium Science Complex] and walk them up the stairs to our lab where we do experiments on neurons."

Office of the Vice President for Research

The Office of the Vice President for Research is responsible for facilitating the $805-million-per-year research enterprise at Penn State by working with a broad range of units across the University.

 

Learn More About Research At Penn State

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Jun 18, 2016

Welcome to the research enterprise at Penn State! In browsing these pages you will encounter some of the most creative and technically... more

Tech Transfer at Penn State

Fueling Innovation

Tech transfer from research at Penn State generated $22.5 million in fiscal 2015. This is partly thanks to the university's reworked approach to intellectual property, which makes it easier than ever for researchers to work with outside companies to fast-track innovations:

  • Penn State will not seek to retain ownership of  IP.
  • Penn State will assign IP to sponsor upon request.
  • Penn State has the right to publish research results.
  • Penn State has the right to practice IP for research and educational purposes.
  • If Penn State research results lead to exceptional commercial success, sponsor agrees to share proportionally with Penn State.
  • Exceptions considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Upcoming Campus Events

Monday
Aug
08
10:00 AM

CATS IRB - System Overview Training via Adobe Connect This overview will introduce researchers to CATS IRB, Penn State’s new online... more

Wednesday
Aug
17
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Event Details This overview will introduce researchers to CATS IRB, Penn State’s new online IRB submission program, which has... more

Tuesday
Aug
30
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The Penn State Administrative Committee on Research serves as a portal for dissemination of Research Administration Information,... more

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Volunteer your time or earn some extra money by taking part in one of Penn State's ongoing research studies. Click here to learn more about participating in a study, or view the FAQ here.