The University of Florida strives to be the internationally recognized leader among research universities in creating new knowledge and technologies, performing research with impact, spawning new economic opportunities, and educating the next generation of leaders.
We should be an exemplary, model organization in the art and science of discovery and innovation, in the stewardship of resources, in the conduct of research, and in meeting our regulatory obligations.
UF Research is committed to being a highly valued and effective organization whose leadership and service makes this vision a reality for the University of Florida.
UF Research provides the institutional leadership and infrastructure necessary for the research enterprise to achieve excellence in creating new fundamental knowledge and technological breakthroughs, in translating research to relevance, and in contributing to the educational mission of the institution.
Seven Core Elements
UF Research will accomplish this mission through an uncompromised commitment to excellence in serving the needs of the UF research enterprise, in protecting the integrity of the institution, and in investing towards future research needs and opportunities. We must be LEADERS for the UF research enterprise by focusing on seven core elements:
We must provide leadership to strengthen and grow the research enterprise, managing the present and investing toward the future.
Support existing research strengths and invest in emerging opportunities
Ensure competitiveness through investments in and stewardship of the research infrastructure
Develop and support effective research policy
We must facilitate research activities that support the educational mission of the institution by engaging students in discovery, innovation and knowledge creation.
Enhance the quantity and quality of graduate researchers
Facilitate the professional growth and experience of graduate researchers
Support undergraduate research activity and efforts
We must ensure that the research enterprise is accountable to the expectations and requirements of our stakeholders.
Design, develop and support efficient, effective and coordinated systems that manage research administration and compliance processes
Foster a culture of partnership across campus in meeting institutional responsibilities
Create effective training programs that focus on education and prevention
We must support faculty and funding efforts as these are the two main drivers of research.
Provide a pallet of resources that maximize success in securing sponsored research funding
Facilitate multidisciplinary interactions and collaborations within UF
Cultivate relationships with potential sponsors and partners
We must elucidate, communicate with clarity, the impact and importance of the UF research aims and accomplishments.
Market UF research capabilities and interests to sponsors and partners
Communicate the impact and needs of UF research to government decision-makers
Effectively communicate the relevance and impact of UF research to the general public
We must facilitate the translation of research to relevance for the benefit of society.
Create economic opportunities through technology transfer and business development
Translate research discoveries into applications with impact
Facilitate high-impact discovery and scholarship that advances fundamental understanding
We must be an efficient and effective, professionally staffed, service-centric organization focused on the needs of the campus.
Foster an embedded culture of service to the University that is aligned with campus needs
Create and maintain business practices and systems that are effective and efficient
Foster professional development of research support personnel throughout campus