Who We Are

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development and its constituent units provide a supportive infrastructure for researchers, faculty and partners through advocacy, management of research compliance and process, and facilitating innovative thinking.

  • Our Mission
    We support faculty members who are investigating societal challenges and inspiring unique connections that solve the world’s most complex problems and improve lives.
  • Our Units
    These offices are the foundation of ethical research practices, assisting faculty and staff while also guiding industry partners.
  • Leadership
    VPRED leaders include distinguished faculty researchers and experienced administrators, working on your behalf to ensure excellence.
  • Staff Directory
    VPRED staff members, experts in their fields, welcome the opportunity to help you achieve your research goals.
  • Our Commitment to Equity
    The Vice President for Research and Economic Development is committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable research infrastructure at UB. To this end, the VPRED created and continue to utilize a framework to assess equity in research at UB, and to outline recommendations for the future.
  • Associate Deans for Research
    Need help applying for research funding? We have you covered. UB’s associate deans for research are familiar with the process, and you can find the contact list here.