͵ƵResearch & Innovation | University of ͵Ƶ

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Create and deploy transformative knowledge, solutions, and innovations to address global challenges while preparing students as the next generation of researchers, leaders, and entrepreneurs to meet the needs of society

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͵ƵResearch & Innovation

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USFRI Vice President

Leads and facilitates institutional research initiatives and supports research programs and infrastructure development

Comparative Medicine

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Contributes to a greater understanding of life through studies that define and compare complex living organisms and processes

Leads and facilitates faculty engagement and recognition for national and international honorific awards

FL High Tech Corridor

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Offers multiple funding opportunities at ͵Ƶto support collaborative industry research, early-stage faculty innovation, and undergraduate research

FL Inventors Hall of Fame

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Dedicated to honoring and celebrating Florida inventors whose achievements have significantly advanced the quality of life for all Americans


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Institute for Advanced Discovery & Innovation faculty provide their knowledge and experience in innovation to benefit ͵Ƶfaculty, staff and students

Integrity & Compliance

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Research Integrity & Compliance administers assurance and compliance programs required by federal and state agencies for conducting research at USF


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Institutional Research Effectiveness & Assessment identifies, mitigates and manages risks in order to realize operational efficiency in research

Research Development

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The Research Development Institute (RDI) delivers proactive, catalytic, capacity-building support to ͵Ƶresearchers

Sponsored Research

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Provides pre-award assistance to researchers seeking award funding and post-award financial services to Pls managing sponsored research awards

Tech Transfer

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Turns ground-breaking research into real-world solutions through intellectual property protection, licensing and marketing


͵ƵCONNECT front desk

Manages the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator (TBTI), the Evolve Accelerator and the Student Innovation Incubator (SII)

͵ƵResearch Foundation

The ͵ƵResearch Foundation, Inc., supports USF's economic development mission and enhances the research activities of ͵Ƶfaculty, staff and students. Through its programs, the ͵ƵResearch Foundation, Inc., brings together the strengths of ͵Ƶand the region to provide a critical interface that stimulates high-tech and biotech industries and creates jobs. The ͵ƵResearch Foundation, a not-for-profit, direct-support organization (DSO), owns and operates the ͵ƵResearch Park, a community of science and technology researchers and entrepreneurs.

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Collaboration powers ͵ƵHealth virology research

The Global Virus Network is relocating its international headquarters to the University of ͵Ƶ. With its leader, Dr. Robert Gallo, co-founder of HIV, comes his team of virologists whose expertise embody the importance of collaboration in medicine.