The research enterprise supports university research priorities: the New Life Sciences; cross-college collaborations; and enabling research areas--computing and information sciences, genomics, advanced materials, and nanoscience. We build on our strengths when creating programs, recruiting faculty, purchasing equipment, and supporting interdisciplinary programs. Cornell research is committed to knowledge transfer and engages in technology transfer and economic development activities that benefit local, regional, national, and international constituents.
The Office of the Vice Provost for Research helps the Cornell Community plan and coordinate research and represents the university in research matters as they relate to external agencies and sponsors. It also supports the activities of technology transfer, economic development, and undergraduate research.
Reporting to this office are the Cornell national research centers; university-wide research centers; Cornell Research Foundation, Inc./Office of Patents and Technology Marketing; Cornell's Office of Sponsored Programs; Cornell's Office for Economic Development; and Research Communications.