Office of Research


2013 Office of Research Annual Report 2013

About Us

The Office of Research at the University of Texas Pan American promotes, encourages, and provides assistance for research and scholarship and creative activities in all disciplines by the university faculty, staff, and students.  The services cover guidance on all research administration including funding opportunities, proposal development, research compliance and post award administration.  The office also facilitates the transfer of discoveries, creative works, inventions, and processes resulting from research and scholarly activities to the private sector to enhance the quality of life for society.


The UTPA Office of Research is the academic office that oversees the direction and guidance of the University’s research mission. It is responsible for policy formation and oversight related to the research process as well as training in the ethical conduct of research. The Office of Research promotes the creation and maintenance of a university environment that maximally encourages and supports research productivity. In addition, the Office of Research coordinates patents and technology marketing rising from inventions by University Faculty with the UT system.

Contact Us

Office of Research
Research & Innovation Building 1.106
The University of Texas-Pan American
1201 W. University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539-2999

Phone: (956) 665-2889
Fax: (956) 665-2940

Private Sector collaboration

Private individuals and groups can use this contact form to contact the Office of Research so that we may link you with the appropriate faculty, college, or department.

Upcoming Events

December 8 - Institutional Review Board Open House

Achieving ethical clearance for human subjects research can be a daunting task.  To assist in the ethical clearance process, the UTPA Institutional Review Board (IRB) is opening its doors on the second Monday of each month.  

No appointment needed. 

Whether you have a concern, a question, a suggestion, or idea regarding the IRB or your human subject research protocol, we are here to assist! Come and chat with those responsible for research ethics at UTPA. We are happy to help YOU achieve your research goals in a timely way!

Place and Time:  REIN 1.106B (Small Conference Room)   2pm to 4pm 

December 9 - Pivot Open House

Get an overview of a tool used to find funding opportunities. These open hours are geared towards faculty and staff who are interested in creating a profile in Pivot or need assistance finding funding opportunities. No appointment is required.  Training will be on a first come, first serve basis.
For further information, contact Roxanna Garcia at 5008 or

Place and Time:  REIN 1.111A (Office of Sponsored Projects), 2pm to 4p