The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) is always working to improve research services and processes at Washington University. Below are links to some projects currently ongoing throughout the OVCR.

Lab Animal Management & Protocol System (LAMPS) Project

The LAMPS project implemented a new animal protocol, procurement, and resource management system. Protocol and procurement management have transitioned to LAMPS. The final phase of electronic census tracking is under development.

Research Analytics

An evolving suite of interactive dashboards for analyzing extramural funding.

STAR Bootcamp

In cooperation with the STAR Advisory Board, the STAR Program has developed a six-week training bootcamp with a pre-award focus for newly hired Research Administrators (in their position for a year or less).

Animal Studies Education

Researchers working with animal models must complete regulatory online training modules to ensure animals are used appropriately and humanely. The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM), and Research Education & Information (REI) are redesigning these trainings to include the most current and relevant information.

Research Development Office

The Research Development Office guides faculty in the pursuit of research funding, the formation of cross-disciplinary science teams, and the development of collaborative research center proposals.

  • Find Funding Opportunities
  • Proposal Management Services
  • Idea and Team Development
  • Resources for Developing Highly Competitive Proposals
  • Internal Selections

External Professional Activities

Washington University implemented a new External Professional Activities (EPA) Policy to align with updated requirements from federal funding agencies and enable Schools/Departments to assess for conflicts of commitment. This policy supplements existing financial disclosure requirements established under WashU’s current conflicts of interest policies.

  • All faculty must disclose external professional activities (EPAs) conducted with entities other than Washington University, even if individuals are not compensated for these activities.
  • Some activities may require Department/School approval prior to engaging in the activity.