Responsible Administrative Units at Columbia

The University’s vast research enterprise is supported by a number of offices, including:

Office of the Executive Vice President for Research (EVPR)

Consists of:

•  Office of the Vice President for Research Operations

•  Manages the administration of research at the University

•  Sponsored Projects Administration

•  The University’s central pre-award office


Office of the Controller

Consists of:

•  Research Policy and Indirect Cost

•  Sponsored Projects Finance


Clinical Trials Office

Manages all administrative functions of Clinical Trials


Columbia Technology Ventures (CTV)

The technology transfer office that incorporates Columbia innovations into products/services

Works with Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA), SPF, and the Office of Grants and Contracts (OGC), and negotiates research agreements to ensure that the terms and conditions:

•  do not block academic freedom

•  appropriately address intellectual property rights




Academic Departments

Of all offices within the University’s research community, SPF works most extensively with academic departments, and Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA)