The Research Division

OVPRI creates an environment that unifies and advances Cornell’s scholarship, research, and discovery through state-of-the-art core facilities, domain expertise, and partnership to enable innovation and impact. We leverage external funding and partnerships, enable interdisciplinary research, and ensure regulatory compliance. We collaborate to successfully translate and commercialize research through companies, startups, and entrepreneurship.

Our Values

Trusted advisors and partners: We are trusted partners with faculty, staff and students in creating an environment that supports leading research and innovation. We operate with transparency, domain expertise, and flexibility to create constructive and productive relationship

Collaboration: We work collaboratively both within and outside of Cornell. Doing so, allows us to develop mutual respect, stimulate creativity and share responsibility in achieving outcomes which benefit the entire community.

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging: We value diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging as a way of achieving our collective objectives. Our environment is open, safe, and values differences in knowledge, expertise, disciplines, lived experience and identity.

​Stewardship: We operate as responsible stewards of Cornell’s reputation, resources and people, taking a risk-based approach to develop solutions and generate value.


The Research Division Comprises

At a Glance

  • 2 National Research Centers
  • 21 Multidisciplinary Research Centers
  • 9 Research Support Offices
  • 1,000 Academic and Non-Academic Staff