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Offices & Services

A network of integrated offices, dedicated to supporting research and encompassing myriad aspects of research from ensuring compliance and safety standards to facilitating technology transfer and other essential services.

University Laboratory Animal Resources

University Laboratory Animal Resources (ULAR) is a campus-wide research service organization that provides daily animal husbandry, veterinary care and diagnostic services.

Office of Research Services

The Office of Research Services (ORS) is responsible for supporting University investigators and administrators by managing externally sponsored research projects through the pre-award and post-award processes.

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) aims to facilitate and strengthen the resources, community, and support for postdoctoral trainees at the University of Pennsylvania.

Human Research Protections Program

IRB promotes and protects the welfare of human research participants by reviewing and approving all human subject research conducted on Penn’s campus.

Environmental Health & Radiation Safety

The Office of Environmental Health & Radiation Safety (EHRS) promotes health, safety, and environmental protection in teaching, research, healthcare, and administrative activities by providing services, advice, and compliance assistance.

Office of Animal Welfare

The Office of Animal Welfare (OAW) provides comprehensive support and guidance to the animal research community on matters related to Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) protocol development and ensuring regulatory compliance for the animal program.

Research Integrity Office

Management of the University’s Research-related Financial Conflicts of Interest Program and oversight of the Office’s commitment to Responsible Conduct of Research and Research Integrity.

Penn Center for Innovation

The Penn Center for Innovation (PCI) is responsible for technology transfer, fostering collaboration with the industry, and driving entrepreneurial endeavors. PCI helps to translate discoveries and ideas created at the University of Pennsylvania into new products and businesses for societal benefit.

Office of Clinical Research

The Office of Clinical Research is a central office in the Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM) designed to support the management and conduct of clinical research while promoting compliance.

Office of Government and Community Affairs

The Office of Government and Community Affairs designs and implements advocacy strategies to advance the University's mission and interests with federal, state, and city governments.

Corporate and Foundation Relations

The Central Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) is dedicated to establishing and maintaining strategic relationships between Penn and a wide range of local and national corporations and foundations.