Peabody launches new research office
Peabody College has launched a new central research office to create a more integrated and robust infrastructure for faculty, students and staff involved in research.
“The Peabody Research Office, or PRO, will serve as the front door for research at Peabody. It was created in response to faculty recommendations,” said Craig Kennedy, associate dean for research and director of the new office. “Our long-term goals are to provide research support to the Peabody community and to facilitate new research collaborations and initiatives.”
PRO integrates several previously distinct entities—the Learning Sciences Institute, Office of Research Enhancement and Office of Research Compliance—into a single entity. Office staff will specialize in National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and Department of Education grants, will establish a research information portal on the Web and will integrate information technology into grant development.
“As part of our long-term commitment to research at Peabody, we reviewed research support needs this spring to better ascertain existing and future needs,” Kennedy said. “This process is designed to result in improved research supports in statistics, information technology, database integration and other research needs.”