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Departments & Offices

USF Research & Innovation comprises multiple departments, offices and programs across USF's three campuses.


Office of the Vice President

Leads and facilitates institutional research initiatives and supports research programs and infrastructure development


Comparative Medicine

Fully accredited by AAALAC International, Comparative Medicine contributes to a greater understanding of life through studies that define and compare complex living organisms and processes


Faculty Honors, Prizes & Awards

Identifies and communicates award opportunities, curates online database of external award opportunities and facilitates application/nomination process for awards


Florida Inventors Hall of Fame

Encourages individuals of all backgrounds to strive toward the betterment of Florida and society through continuous, groundbreaking innovation by celebrating the incredible scientific work that has been or is being accomplished in Florida and by its citizens


USF I-Corps

Teaches university entrepreneurs with a targeted curriculum to identify valuable product opportunities that can emerge from academic research, and offers entrepreneurship training to participants


Information Services

IT support for all USF Research & Innovation departments: technical support, computer support, database, and systems administration


Institute for Advanced Discovery & Innovation

IADI faculty offer their knowledge and experience in the innovation arena to USF leaders, professors and students


Pandemic Response Research Network

A transdisciplinary initiative to quickly and nimbly respond to current and future natural or bio-terrorism initiated pandemics


Research Integrity & Compliance

Administers key research-related assurance and compliance programs required by federal and state agencies and programs for the conduct of research at USF


Research Shared Services

Central support for USF Research & Innovation departments: includes operating budgets, purchase approvals, research cash advances, and the front desk/reception area


Sponsored Research

Provides pre-award assistance to researchers seeking grant funding and post-award financial services to PIs managing sponsored research grants


Technology Transfer

Turns ground-breaking research into real-world solutions through intellectual property protection, licensing and marketing


USF CONNECT

Manages the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator, Student Innovation Incubator and Florida High Tech Corridor’s Matching Research Grants Program


USF Research Foundation

Facilitates university-company collaborations in biotech and high-tech, owns and operates USF Research Park and supports USF CONNECT and the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator 


USF Research Park

Brings together world-class researchers, inventors and entrepreneurs eager to collaborate with a highly-trained, high-tech workforce