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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Leadership Team

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education

OVCRGE 2022.11 Organizational Chart

Graduate School


Our mission is to provide exceptional administrative accounting and financial services to assist and educate Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education and Graduate School staff, faculty, and other stakeholders. Our goal is to provide accurate and timely financial information and education services and practical fiscal guidance to our end-users: funding award recipients, funding award administrators, faculty, staff, and campuswide accounting and business services staff.

Campus Research Cores

Research cores are centralized, shared research resources that provide access to instruments, technologies, services, as well as expert consultation, training, and other services to campus researchers.

Export Control

The Export Control Office is responsible for assisting campus researchers and staff in complying with the federal government’s export control regulations, namely International Traffic in Arms Regulations, Export Administration Regulations, and Office of Foreign Asset Control.  This is accomplished by establishing programs to assess research projects; train staff on requirements and procedures; review Visa applications; assist researchers in interpreting regulations; and submit export licenses as required.

  • John Miller
    Interim Director of the Research Security Program/Policy Specialist
    350 Bascom Hall
    Madison, WI 53706
  • Bethany Nelson
    Export Control Coordinator
    519 Atmospheric Oceanic & Space Science
    1225 W. Dayton Street
  • Ben Griffiths
    Senior University Legal Counsel
    361 Bascom Hall

Human Resources

We strive to create a welcoming and diverse environment. A fundamental principle we hold is to be honest, ethical and treat all human resource situations with integrity. We treat others fairly and with respect and aim to provide quality customer service to all of our customers, both internal and external.


Information Technology

The information technology office is responsible for many mission-critical systems, applications, and administrative tools, including the graduate student application for admission, student record and degree processing tools, conflict of interest reporting tools, applications supporting research funding, and the system for preparing, submitting, reviewing, and managing applications for research oversight.




Research Compliance

The Office of Research Compliance develops and coordinates policy and oversight of human research subject protections, activities associated with research animal care and use, and the stem cell oversight program.

        • Nadine Connor
          Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Policy and Compliance
          321 Bascom Hall

        • Lynn Haynes
          Director of Office of Research Compliance
          205 Bascom Hall

        • Heather McFadden
          Compliance Manager, RCR and SCRO
          203 Bascom Hall

Research Policy and Integrity

The Office of Research Policy and Integrity ensures and advances a climate of ethical behavior and research integrity at the University of Wisconsin-Madison through outside activity reporting and conflict of interest monitoring, research-related facility use tracking, research training recording, and oversight of research affiliations with external organizations.

        • Brian Fox
          Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Policy and Integrity
          333 Bascom Hall

        • Sam Leinweber
          Conflict of Interest Compliance Manager
          209 Bascom Hall

        • Stephanie LeRoy
          Conflict of Interest Compliance Manager
          209 Bascom Hall

        • Heather McFadden
          Compliance Manager, RCR and SCRO
          203 Bascom Hall

Research Services

The Office of Research Services provides oversight of research administration for research centers and support of campus-wide research functions requiring central coordination. We help ensure effective and efficient central coordination of various functions for campus, including: institutional and limited grant nominations, Principal Investigator status, equity review of university invention disclosures, serving as a resource for faculty and other researchers for IP policy and ownership issues, research policy issues, and any central coordination of grant proposals. The office also provides oversight to pre- and post-award grants and contracts administration to ensure compliance with applicable laws, policies and guidance.

Research and Sponsored Programs

Research and Sponsored Programs promotes and facilitates the research, education, and outreach missions of the University of Wisconsin–Madison by supporting and administering extramurally sponsored programs.

        • Kim Moreland
          Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Administration, Director Research and Sponsored Programs
          Room 6428
          21 N. Park Street

        • Mark Sweet
          Director of Grant and Contract Services
          Room 6432
          21 N. Park Street

Special Projects and Communications

The managers for communications and special projects are responsible for the planning, development, management and implementation of program-specific special projects, and meeting its communications needs for internal and external audiences. This includes projects such as UW2020 awards, website content management, reports, and public presentations and materials.