​​​​​​​​​The State System is committed to being a national leader in improving how students learn and faculty teach. The Office of Sponsored Programs fulfills that commitment by partnering with the Commonwealth's public and private sectors to assure that our graduates have the knowledge and skills to serve as the next generation of leaders. The office provides funding through sponsored projects to the universities to enhance academic programs, local economic development partnerships, and entrepreneurship. The office also provides comprehensive technology transfer and commercialization information to students, faculty, and non-faculty.​​

Faculty Professional Development Council 

The Faculty Professional Development Council sponsors various types of research and professional development initiated by university faculty and students.​

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Institutional Review Boards​

In research that involves multiple State System universities, the individual Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) have agreed to a coordinated, stream-lined IRB review process. Each academic year, one university takes on the lead review of such research.  Subsequently other participating university IRBs receive and act upon the lead IRB determination.

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