Research and Learning Resources

Research and Technology Transfer

The Office of Research and Technology Transfer promotes and supports research and sponsored programs within The University of Texas at Tyler and through collaborative efforts with other universities, industries and businesses. The office coordinates externally funded research projects; provides support for research development, post-award management and technology commercialization; and represents the interests of the UT System, the university president and the university community in their relationships with external funding agencies and sponsors. The office also assists faculty, staff, and students in protecting, developing, and commercializing intellectual property.

The Office of Research and Technology Transfer supports comprehensive programs of academic research by assuring institutional and investigator compliance with applicable regulations, policies and industry standards while engaged in scholarly activities associated with animal and human subject research. The same assurance also applies to research involving recombinant DNA (rDNA) and the use of select or infectious agents. This office provides information on research activities which are governed by a number of research oversight committees imposed by federal and state laws. Non-compliance can result in severe penalties to the institution, and in some instances, to the individual. It is the responsibility of faculty and staff to be familiar with UT Tyler policy as it relates to these research compliance areas.
This office affirms its commitment to the following objectives:

  • To assist faculty and student researchers in meeting compliance requirements and in achieving approval for animal, human subject, rDNA, and select or infectious agent protocols submitted for IACUC, IRB or IBC review, as appropriate;
  • To review declarations of both funded and non-funded investigators no less than annually and to present conflicts of interests to the Committee on Research Integrity for management and monitoring; 
  • To provide resources and/or training to University faculty and students in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) as established by the federal Office of Research Integrity (ORI);
  • To assure investigator commitment to research integrity by responding to allegations of misconduct in research through inquiry and, if necessary, investigation;
  • To monitor and administer export control procedures for issues related to controlled technologies not protected by the fundamental research exemption (15 CFR 734.8) that remain subject to the EAR and/or to ITAR.
  • To monitor faculty effort reports, at random, or upon request to assure compliance with OMB regulations.

Ingenuity Center

The Ingenuity Center is a Research and Development Center creating and implementing initiatives designed to build on national, state and local efforts to improve science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) achievement among Texas students. The Ingenuity Center focuses on increasing the number of students who study and enter science, technology, engineering, and math career pipeline by providing programs to teachers and students. The Mission of the Ingenuity Center is to ultimately prepare students to be “STEM College Ready” by improving the STEM preparation of teachers through research, professional development, curriculum development, and technical assistance. The Ingenuity Center utilizes a four-pronged strategy to address the quality and quantity of STEM teachers in Texas.

Strategy 1: Preparing College and Workforce Ready students

Strategy 2: Supporting STEM teachers and students

Strategy 3: Address the quality of the current STEM teaching force

Strategy 4: Preparing more qualified STEM teachers into the pipeline

The Ingenuity Center also provides a number of services to schools and education institutions across Texas and throughout the nation. The center employs a dynamic staff that can provide technical assistance, content and pedagogical content coaching, program evaluation services, grant writing assistance, vertical alignment assistance to meet College Readiness Standards, development of professional learning communities, school restructuring, and professional development programs live and online. Signature programs include Texas Project Lead the Way, University Academy After School Program, UT Tyler UTeach and the Innovation Academy.

Robert R. Muntz Library

Jeanne R. Standley, Executive Director

The University of Texas at Tyler Library supports the University’s goals of excellence in teaching, research, and public service. As an essential academic unit, the Library serves as a center of discovery, exchange, and advancement of ideas.

The Robert R. Muntz Library provides access to thousands of digital books and a wide variety of electronic databases and periodicals. Students, faculty and staff, regardless of location, have access to online library resources and services. The physical library includes an array of print materials; a coffee shop, The Study Grounds; computers for student use, and Patriot Printing. The University Archives and Special Collections Department houses rare books, artifacts, and archival collections about the history of UT Tyler and East Texas.

The skillful, service-oriented library staff provides assistance to our users with their research and information needs. The Library Outreach Department offers educational programs, events, and exhibits, many of which are collaborative and/or supportive of activities taking place at the University.

The library provides an environment conducive to study and collaboration throughout the building and in the gardens.