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Office of Research

The Office of Research, under the direction of Vice Chancellor for Research Joe Incandela, oversees and supports the research enterprise on campus. We do this by:

  • Assisting faculty and other researchers throughout the extramural funding process, from proposal development to application submission to award administration
  • Managing intellectual property through patents, copyrights, and material transfer agreements
  • Ensuring the integrity of all research on campus by implementing and enforcing policies and regulations
  • Encouraging interdisciplinary research initiatives through the administration of Organized Research Units and the UC Natural Reserve sites at UCSB
  • Promoting and publicizing the quality, breadth, and significance of campus research activity by compiling annual contract and grant statistics, reporting research awards, and highlighting representative faculty projects.

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