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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the Vice President for Research and Associate Provost, records of Alice P. Gast and Claude R. Canizares

 Collection
Identifier: AC-0626

Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection consists of the correspondence files of the Vice President for Research and Associate Provost. Correspondence, spanning the years 2001 to 2013, is arranged chronologically in two series by administrator. Series 1 includes the correspondence of Alice P. Gast, dating from 2001 to 2006. Gast joined MIT in 2001 when she was appointed Vice President for Research and Associate Provost. Series 2 comprises the correspondence of Claude R. Canizares, spanning from 2006 to 2013. Canizares was appointed Vice President for Research and Associate Provost upon Professor Gast's departure from MIT on August 1, 2006, and served in this role until January 16, 2013.

Dates

  • 2001 - 2013

Creator

Access note

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Intellectual Property Rights

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Historical note

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Associate Provost was created in January of 1970, combining certain responsibilities formerly held by the Vice President for Research Administration (Dr. Carl F. Floe) with those of the Vice President for Special Laboratories (Dr. Jack P. Ruina), both of whom returned to teaching and research within the Institute at that time.

The Vice President for Research has overall responsibility for research administration and policy at the Institute. They oversee more than a dozen interdisciplinary research laboratories and centers, including the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, the Plasma Science and Fusion Center, the Research Laboratory of Electronics, the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnology, the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research & Technology, the Francis Bitter Magnet Laboratory, Haystack Observatory and the Division of Health Sciences and Technology. The Office of Sponsored Programs, Technology Licensing Office, International Scholars Office and Division of Comparative Medicine, among others, report to the Vice President for Research. The VPR is responsible for research integrity and compliance and plays a central role in research relationships with the federal government, industry, foundations, and international sponsors.(1)

(1) http://web.mit.edu/vpr/www/ 9/10/2010

Vice President for Research

1970-1975
Albert G. Hill, Vice President for Research
1975-1981
Thomas F. Jones, Vice President for Research
1981-1991
Kenneth A. Smith, Associate Provost and Vice President for Research
1991-1992
J. David Litster, Interim Associate Provost and Vice President for Research
1992-2001
J. David Litster, Vice President and Dean of Research
2001-2005
Alice P. Gast, Vice President for Research and Associate Provost
2005-2013
Claude R. Canizares, Vice President for Research and Associate Provost
2013-
Maria T. Zuber, Vice President for Research

Extent

2 Cubic Feet (2 record cartons)

Language of Materials

English

Location

Materials are stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use.

Processing Information note

Some collection descriptions are based on legacy data and may be incomplete or contain inaccuracies. Description may change pending verification. Please contact the MIT Department of Distinctive Collections if you notice any errors or discrepancies.
Title
Preliminary Inventory to the Records of the Office of the Vice President for Research and Associate Provost
Subtitle
Records of Alice P. Gast and Claude R. Canizares
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Libraries. Department of Distinctive Collections Repository

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