The GSR office envisions a well-developed administrative support structure for investigator-initiated research. This office provides monitoring for faculty and students in grant development and data analysis. It also provides guidance for fiscal support to engage in necessary pilot research, or research to enhance existing projects in innovative ways.

The GSR office continues to provide through the Institutional Review Board (IRB) internal oversight on compliance relating to the performance and ethical conduct of human and animal research, conflict of interest, and scientific misconduct.  It will also provide the necessary assistance to faculty in promoting novel discoveries and associated patents and copyrights.