About Our Office

The Office of the Senior Vice President for Research oversees exemplary research support, training, innovation, and commercialization services and resources that entice faculty, trainees, student and staff; and works across the university to ensure federal compliance, risk mitigation, research security to protect faculty and the institution.


Emory will be internationally recognized as an inquiry-driven, ethically engaged, and diverse community of research faculty, trainees, students and staff. The SVPR Office supports Emory's vision for innovation and positive transformation in the world through research, scholarship, and entrepreneurial activities spanning basic, applied, social and clinical sciences, the arts, and humanities.


"To Grow and Protect Research"

Provide strategic and operational support to advance Emory's eminence as a leading research university. The SVPR office supports this by using Emory's strategic framework and the strategic priorities of the schools and units to align research strategy and support priority setting

Our Offices

The Office for Research Administration's primary purpose is to support the Emory research enterprise. By providing excellent service and technical expertise in proposal development and support, sponsored programs administration, and compliance requirements; ORA facilitates research efforts across campus. The ORA responsibilities extend from helping researchers to identify funding opportunities, to negotiating contracts with external parties and financial administration for ongoing projects.

The Office of Research Development (ORD) coordinates university-wide research development and collaboration activities with an emphasis on scholarship that crosses multiple academic units. Working with other units, ORD provides support and programming to facilitate research partnerships, identify funding opportunities, form multidisciplinary collaborations, and, through the Training Grant Support Office (TGSO), pursue large training awards. ORD also coordinates and collaborates with multiple entities across Emory, including the Provost's Office and IT, to facilitate a university-wide research security plan and response to foreign influence.

The Research Business Operations Team supports the Senior Vice President for Research office and all divisions within the Office of Research Administration in the areas of finance and budget, human resources, operations, and administrative services. Through a customer service focus, the team provides services and solutions that support sustainable and efficient use of all resources.

The Office of Technology Transfer works collaboratively with the Emory community and industry to build and nurture partnerships that effectively move ideas from the lab to the marketplace for the benefit of society. OTT provides assistance to research faculty by identifying, patenting, and licensing new technologies developed at Emory, and is available for consultation regarding faculty start-up companies.

The Science Gallery Network consists of leading global universities united around a singular mission: to ignite creativity and discovery where science and art collide. The Science Gallery Atlanta will deliver unique, transdisciplinary exhibitions, events and educational programs that engage the Atlanta community. SGA will lead the development of a research consortium to facilitate, coordinate, and support research and scholarship across the global network.