Messages from the Vice President for Research

Messages from the
Vice President for Research

April 1, 2024
OVPR Launches New Website to Serve the UT Research Community
Dear Colleagues, I’m pleased to introduce a new and much improved website for the Office of the Vice President for Research, Scholarship and Creative Endeavors. The entire website has been completely redesigned and streamlined to better serve ...
June 20, 2023
Senate Bill 17 (DEI) Guidance for Sponsored Research
Dear Colleagues, The Texas Legislature’s passage of Senate Bill 17 has raised questions about the implications for sponsored research that includes a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion component. Although SB17 prohibits public institutions of ...
September 12, 2022
Updated Procedures for Research Affiliates
Dear Colleagues, Concerns at the system, state, and federal levels about research security have motivated us to re-examine many of our processes for granting access to university resources and facilities. One of the most fundamental needs is for a …
June 10, 2022
New Proposals and Conflicts Disclosure Portals Launching June 27
Dear UT Principal Investigators, On Monday, June 27, the research activities hub known as UT Research Management Suite (UTRMS) will launch two entirely new modules, UTRMS-Grants and UTRMS-COI: UTRMS-Grants adds proposal creation and award ...
March 24, 2022
Plagiarism—A Message from the Research Integrity Officer
Dear PI Colleagues, Plagiarism in funding proposals—even inadvertent plagiarism—may result in significant sanctions that can derail your career. I am writing to let you know about a tool that can help you avoid a painful error. A recent federal finding ...
January 31, 2022
Renaming the Office of the Vice President for Research
Dear PI Colleagues, When President Hartzell introduced our university’s new strategic direction, we made a collective commitment to become the world’s highest-impact public university and achieve our goals through long-term efforts in support of our ...
January 5, 2022
Research Update: Gradual Return to Campus
Dear PI colleagues, graduate students, and postdocs, As you may have read, President Hartzell is making some adjustments to the start of the spring semester, given the significant increase in COVID-19 cases both locally and throughout the country. I am ...
December 8, 2021
Update: New Federal Court Decision for Vaccine Mandate
Dear PI Colleagues: The legal status of vaccination mandates has now been examined by the federal courts. Based on the latest decisions, we are now required to cease all activities related to vaccine mandates. Please see the message from Deputy Vice ...