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Sr. Associate Vice Provost for Research Administration and Integrity – Joe Giffels

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Joe Giffels

Sr. Associate Vice Provost for Research Administration and Integrity
206 616-0804
Gerberding Hall G80
Box 351202


As Senior Associate Vice Provost for Research Administration and Integrity, Joe Giffels oversees much of the pre-award research administration infrastructure as well as certain compliance and other activities associated with the responsible conduct of research at UW. Currently, Joe supports the management of the Office of Sponsored Programs, the Human Subjects Division, the Office of Research Misconduct Proceedings, Financial Conflict of Interest, faculty Outside Work, Export Controls, and the Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee.

Joe graduated from Olivet College in Michigan with degrees in Chemistry and Biology. He spent the first years of his career as a Research Associate in the Neurovirology Laboratories at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine before transitioning to research administration and compliance.

He has experience on both sides of sponsored research administration (grant making and grant receiving), serving as Director of Research and Professional Education for the Epilepsy Foundation of America in Washington, DC and as Assistant Administrator for University Affairs for the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins.

With expertise in clinical trial management, research data management, and the peer review process, he has published papers on several Responsible Conduct of Research topics and is a reviewer for the Journal of Science and Engineering Ethics.

As an administrator, Joe has concentrated in the areas of research involving humans, research involving animals, conflict of interest in research, research misconduct, and training in the Responsible Conduct of Research. He came to the UW in 2013 following several years as Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Marlyand Baltimore and Director of that university’s Research Integrity Office.