Office of Research


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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

 May 12 - PIVOT Training
Time and Place: 2 pm - 4 pm, REIN 1.111A (Office of Sponsored Projects)

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.

May 27 - Time and Effort?  Why is it a Big Deal?

Time and Place:  10 am to 11 am, REIN 1.102 (Conference Room) or on WebEX

Effort reporting has been a common denominator in cases against universities under the False Claims Act.  Join us for a discussion to explain why effort reporting is a big deal.  The training will review a summary of federal regulations and university policies, and will provide attendees with common examples of mistakes made in the reporting process.

 June 8 - IRB Open House
Time and Place: 2pm to 4pm, UTPA REIN 1.106B (Small Conference Room)