Welcome to the research enterprise at Penn State! In browsing these pages you will encounter some of the most creative and technically... more
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.
From the Office of the Vice President
Tech Transfer at Penn State
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.
Upcoming Campus Events
CATS IRB - System Overview Training via Adobe Connect This overview will introduce researchers to CATS IRB, Penn State’s new online... more
Event Details This overview will introduce researchers to CATS IRB, Penn State’s new online IRB submission program,... more
The Penn State Administrative Committee on Research serves as a portal for dissemination of Research Administration Information,... more
CATS IRB - System Overview Training via Adobe Connect This overview will introduce researchers to CATS IRB, Penn State’s new... more
Kim Petrosky – Research Integrity Analyst, The Office for Research Protections No pre-registration is necessary, but come early as... more
Volunteer for a Research Study
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.
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Researchers seek volunteers for a study examining the effects of freeze dried strawberry powder on LDL cholesterol and other cardiovascular disease risk factors
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The Laboratory of Developmental Neuroscience at Penn State is currently recruiting adults ages 18-35 to take part in a study on the...
We are looking for paid volunteers to participate in a study on how virtual reality technology might improve communication for...