University of Minnesota
Office of the Vice President for Research

Office of the Vice President for Research : University of MinnesotaOffice of the Vice President for Research : University of Minnesota

Enhance research excellence

We will enhance research excellence by investing in research infrastructure and faculty and educating our students for the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow.

Supporting goals

Promote targeted initiatives where the university can demonstrate global preeminence.

Ensure high quality, state of the art research systems, capabilities and space.

Grow and recruit more award winning faculty.

Reduce faculty administrative burden.

Cornerstone team

Megan Gunnar, Co-lead, Education and Human Development
Harry Orr, Co-lead, Medical School
Amy Simpson, Admin lead, Education and Human Development

Michael Georgieff, Medical School
Christy Haynes, Science and Engineering
Sarah Hobbie, Biological Sciences
Tim Kehoe, Liberal Arts
Nita Krevans, Liberal Arts
Michael Lackey, Division of Humanities, Morris
Carol Lange, Medical School
Matt McGue, Liberal Arts
Ellen Messer-Davidow, Liberal Arts
Claudia Neuhauser, University of Minnesota Informatics Institute
Alex Rothman, Liberal Arts
Betsy Seaquist, Medical School
Frank Symons, Education and Human Development
Dan Voytas, Biological Sciences
Pamela Webb, Sponsored Projects Administration

Advancing human research protections

The University of Minnesota is dedicated to meeting, upholding and exceeding the highest ethical standards in research practices involving human participants.

Minnesota’s Discovery, Research and InnoVation Economy

MnDRIVE is a groundbreaking partnership between the University of Minnesota and the state that aligns areas of University strength with the state’s key and emerging industries to produce breakthrough research that addresses our greatest challenges.


Rightsizing faculty education requirements
March 25, 2014

A recent study revealed that the additional continuing education requirement of RCR curriculum was no longer needed given the broad range of educational opportunities and requirements that have been implemented at the U.