Office of the VPR
The Vice President for Research has overall responsibility for research administration and policy at the Institute. She oversees MIT Lincoln Laboratory and more than a dozen interdisciplinary research laboratories and centers, including the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, the MIT Energy Initiative and Environmental Solutions Initiative, the Plasma Science and Fusion Center, the Research Laboratory of Electronics, and the Haystack Observatory. Research Administration Services, the International Scholars Office, Division of Comparative Medicine, among others, report to the Vice President for Research. The VPR is responsible for research integrity and compliance and plays a central role in research relationships with the federal government. In addition, the VPR is responsible for the oversight of MIT's Plan for Action on Climate Change.