Leadership Team

Dr. Irem Y. Tumer
Vice President for Research

Dr. Christopher Viggiani
Associate Vice President for Research

Dr. H. Tuba Ozkan-Haller
Associate Vice President for 
Research Administration & Development

Jennifer Creighton
Executive Director of Finance & Operations


Brian Wall
Associate Vice President for
Research, Innovation & Economic Impact


Our offices are dedicated to supporting your research and innovation, as well as maximizing its impact across the University, through the state of Oregon and beyond.

Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development (OCCD)
Supports research development and commercialization of University intellectual property, focusing on the protection and transfer of intellectual property through license, confidentiality and material transfer agreements. The bridge between researchers and commercial entities, from Oregon-based startups to large international companies.

Office of Research Integrity (ORI)
Ensures compliance with ethical and legal responsibilities in research involving animal care and use, biosafety, chemical safety, scientific diving and boating, radiation safety,  and conflict of interest. ORI includes the Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Institutional Review Board (IRB), Conflict of Interest (COI), Scientific Boating and Scientific Diving.

Office for Sponsored Research and Award Administration (OSRAA)
Central responsibility for proposal submission for sponsored research, scholarship, instructional and other activities, and research compliance as it relates to sponsored activities. Functions include proposal review, monitoring institutional compliance with terms and conditions, official institutional signatory, policy and procedure development, training, compliance activities related to research administration, and general funding opportunity assistance.

Office for Research Development (ORD)

ORD manages the Research Equipment Reserve Fund program, and coordination of “limited submission" opportunities.

Research in Colleges, Centers and Institutes
With a transdisciplinary approach to addressing the world’s pressing issues, OSU researchers collaborate to advance the science of sustainable earth ecosystems; improve human health and wellness; and promote economic growth and social progress.

Centers and Institutes

The university’s research centers and institutes bring together scientists from multiple fields of study for joint research projects clustered around the university’s three priority areas.

Major Areas of Emphasis

Learn more about accessing a range of priority resources and information led and supported by the Research Office.