Thomas C. Chiles
Vice Provost for Research and Academic Planning
DeLuca Chair in Biology
Tom Chiles is the Vice Provost for Research and Academic Planning and directs all business of the VPR office in that role, while holding a faculty appointment in the biology department. Tom joined the Provost's department in August 2013.
Associate Vice Provost, Design & Innovation Strategy
Sunand Bhattacharya is the Associate Vice Provost for Design and Innovation Strategies. His office is tasked to help build a future-forward culture of collaborative research and innovation across Boston College using design-driven methodologies. This includes management of design thinking projects, "making" at BC and other education-related endeavors including curriculum research and development for new academic programs and campus initiatives.
Executive Director of Research Administration
Guillermo (Bill) Nunez is the Executive Director of Research Administration and, in that capacity, oversees all of the research administrative responsibilities within the VPR office. Reach out to Bill if you have a question regarding research administration at Boston College and are unsure who to contact.
Executive Director, Research Infrastructure & Operations
Josh Rappaport, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of Research Infrastructure & Operations. This office focuses upon expanding and improving the shared research resources available to Boston College faculty, such as core facilities and recharge centers.
Director, Research Security, Integrity and Compliance
Leigh-Alistair Barzey directs the Office of Research Security, Integrity and Compliance (ORSIC), which protects Boston College's research enterprise and ensures compliance with federal laws and University policies. ORSIC can support faculty, staff and students with issues like assessing and mitigating security risks associated with international travel, foreign collaborations and foreign national visitors; identifying and managing financial conflicts of interest; and complying with federal export regulations, including identifying and tracking export-controlled equipment on campus, implementing technology control plans, and screening and approving all international shipments. Please contact ORSIC with any questions involving research integrity, research misconduct, export controls, improper foreign influence and academic espionage.
Director, Office of Technology Transfer and Licensing
Jason Wen directs the Office of Technology Transfer and Licensing, which protects, manages and licenses the University's intellectual property portfolio. Contact OTTL with questions about the patentability of your invention, protecting and transferring your copyrighted work or other intellectual property, or launching a University startup. OTTL can also advise on confidentiality agreements or the intellectual property terms of sponsored research, consulting, or other agreements.
Director, Office for Sponsored Programs
Jennifer Lopez directs the Office for Sponsored Programs (OSP), which serves as the coordinating pre and post award office for externally funded research and sponsored projects. OSP is responsible for facilitating proposal reviews, authorizations, and submissions; award negotiations and acceptance; account management; close-outs, reports, audits, and collections. Please contact OSP should you have any questions or need assistance with your efforts to secure and ensure proper stewardship of external funding.
Director, Office for Research Protections
Erin Sibley directs the Office for Research Protections (ORP), which oversees ethical issues surrounding human and animal research at BC. You can contact ORP with any IRB or IACUC-related questions. Additionally, Erin manages postdoctoral affairs and the Research Scholarship and Integrity Program, which must be completed by all postdoctoral scholars and doctoral students across the University.