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University of Wisconsin–Madison


Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education

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.

  • Tom Demke
    Export Control Compliance Officer
    1225 W. Dayton Street
    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
  • Steve Ackerman
    Associate Vice Chancellor for Physical Sciences
    325 Bascom Hall

Human Resources

We strive to create a welcoming and diverse environment. A fundamental principle we hold is to be hones, 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.

Industrial Partnerships

The Office of Industrial Partnerships (OIP) helps researchers work with private industry to foster industry-sponsored research and further technology transfer and research commercialization in support of the institutional mission. Faculty relationships with industry comprise an important part of research, education and outreach at the university. Many of these mutually beneficial relationships help take our research into the marketplace. OIP can help facilitate efficient and effective sponsored agreement processes between faculty and the private sector.

  • Richelle Martin
    Assistant Director and Contracts Specialist
    College of Agriculture & Life Sciences and School of Medicine & Public Health
    Room 6437 21 N. Park St.
  • John Waller
    Contracts Specialist
    School of Veterinary Medicine and College of Letters & Science
    Room 6437 21 N. Park St.
  • Jessica Osiecki
    Contracts Specialist
    Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education
    Room 6437 21 N. Park St.
  • Majiedah Pasha
    Contracts Specialist
    School of Education, School of Pharmacy, School of Business, and Other
    Room 6437 21 N. Park St.

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 Policy and Compliance

The Office of Research Policy and 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.

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
    355 Bascom Hall
  • Samuel Leinweber
    Conflict of Interest Program Specialist
    201 Bascom Hall
  • Stephanie LeRoy
    Conflict of Interest Program Specialist
    201 Bascom Hall
  • Heather McFadden
    Director of RCR Education, Stem Cell Research Oversight Manager
    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, coordination of the UW–Madison/UW–Milwaukee Intercampus Grants program, 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.

  • Nick Novak
    Assistant Vice Chancellor, Research Services
    317D Bascom Hall
  • David Schuster
    Administrative Program Specialist
    317 Bascom Hall
  • Kristin Harmon
    Intellectual Property
    Disclosure Specialist
    317 Bascom Hall

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

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.