Quick Links to Our Research Partners

University of Texas at Austin Office of Research Support and Compliance

The Office of Research Support consists of four main areas, the Institutional Review Board (IRB), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), and Conflict of Interest section. Our mission is to ensure that all research conducted on campus complies with all applicable laws, regulations, and University policies.

University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School Sponsored Projects Administration

The Dell Medical School Sponsored Projects Administration team provides the contractual, financial, and administrative support for all sponsored activities within the medical school. Our purpose and focus is to provide outstanding customer service while also demonstrating to internal constituents and sponsors that we are effective and conscientious stewards of the resources provided. The Sponsored Projects Administration team supports the full lifecycle of the sponsored project – inception to closeout; bench to bedside. This includes assistance with proposal preparation, budget development, and the transfer of existing grants; ongoing support for pre- and post-award oversight; liaison with the Office of Sponsored Projects and the Office of Industrial Engagement; and coordination with Office of Technology and Commercialization. Additionally, our team strives for the continuous improvement of the various processes and procedures employed to support Dell Medical School faculty and staff in their research endeavors.

University of Texas at Austin Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP)

The Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) serves as the coordinating office for externally funded research and sponsored projects at The University of Texas at Austin. The goal of the OSP is to assist faculty and professional research staff in their efforts to secure and ensure proper stewardship of external funding. We do that by assisting research faculty and staff with the following: proposal review, authorization, and submission; award negotiations and acceptance; account management; close-out, reports, audits, collection; professional development and education; export control, and research compliance.

Seton Grant Acquisition Office (GAO)

The Grant Acquisition Office (GAO) serves to align, strengthen collaboration and better coordinate stages of the grant and sponsored project development cycle within Seton, with the intention to grow externally-sponsored research and activities consistent with Seton’s mission, to care for and improve the health of those we serve, with a special concern for the poor and vulnerable.

Seton Innovation Group

If you are thinking about the commercialization opportunities of your project, consider contacting Seton’s Innovation team to explore patenting inventions and licensing opportunities. The Innovation group exists to foster a culture of innovation by leveraging technology commercialization, human-centered design and health emerging technologies. We facilitate the convergence of experts, tools, platforms and resources to spur rapid innovations in healthcare. We provide an environment where solutions are designed to provide the best possible care for Central Texans.

Texas Health Catalyst

A program of Dell Medical School in collaboration with the Cockrell School of EngineeringCollege of Natural SciencesCollege of Pharmacy and Office of Technology Commercialization at The University of Texas at Austin.  Seton Healthcare Family is the strategic partner for the 2016-2017 Texas Health Catalyst cycle.

Texas Health Catalyst aims to:

  • Identify promising translational research that has the potential to become a value-based health product.
  • Provide timely and customized guidance on the research and development pathway from industry and clinical experts.
  • Grant seed funding for exceptional projects that may otherwise not have a source for support.

Benefits to Applicants:

Awardees can receive up to $100K to help advance their research but the benefits of the program extend far beyond the award grant.

  • All applicants receive customized feedback regarding the merits of their research project, potential roadblocks in their clinical translation plan and how to address some of these barriers.
  • During the consultation phase, applicants work closely with experienced industry experts who provide not only specific strategic, regulatory and marketing expertise, but also introductions to potential collaborators, licensing targets and sources of funding.
  • The customized guidance offered at each stage during the program can help hone clinical development strategies, improve market potential and build momentum to help to move these solutions from bench to bedside.