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.


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From the Office of the Vice President

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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

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Andy Belser, ADRI Director, and Director of FaceAge: A Trans-Disciplinary Template for Research and Engagement College of Arts...

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(Qualifies for SARI Credit) John McWilliams - Professor Emeritus, Sociology & Criminology No pre-registration is...

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Lara Fowler, Penn State Law & Institutes of Energy and the Environment Explore interest-based negotiation and working with...

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  Penn State is hosting the Immersive Reality Symposium to showcase and promote the different areas of virtual,...

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(Qualifies for SARI Credit) Tracie Kahler – Senior IRB Program Leader, The Office for Research Protections No pre-...

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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.