Office of the Vice President for Research

The Office of the Vice President for Research is responsible for facilitating the $863-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

A Pie chart of funding sources. Please see full Annual Report for a textual breakdown of funding sources.

Research Announcement:

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Participate in a research study!

Penn State research studies seeking participants are now searchable at Studies can include nutritional studies, surveys, clinical trials, interviews and more. While some studies seek participants on a purely volunteer basis, many offer compensation. Find a study now

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

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(Qualifies for SARI Credit Only if Conducting or Planning to Conduct Human Subject Research) Eventbrite Registration: https...

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In January of 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services published revisions to regulatory requirements for human research, often...

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Recent News

Current Issue of Research/Penn State

Research/Penn State is a print and electronic magazine showcasing the diversity and drama of Penn State's $863-million-per-year research program. To receive news and features on Penn State research twice a month via email, please subscribe here, or you can follow us on Twitter @PSUResearch.

Past Issues & Contact

Research Penn State Fall 2017
Volume 37 | Number 2
In This Issue: Some Like it Cold // Mega Data // Fixing Ribs // Patients on the Move // Life Under Enemy Rule
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