The Research Office is currently divided in three lines of activity: Institutional Research; Applied Research and Patenting; Ethics and Experimentation on Animals.
The "Institutional Research" activity line oversees all the administration and consultation for the assigning of University and governmental funding to teachers and researchers. The governmental funds include the Prin (Research projects of national interest), the Firb (Fund for the investment in basic research), the financing regarding the constitution of the Centres of Excellence for Research and CNR funds.
The staff provides information on funding possibilities and gives assistance and support in all the various phases that characterise the adhesion to a research grant, from the proposal to the final accounting.
The "Applied Research and Patenting" activity line is concerned with promoting university research, augmenting technological innovation employable in the industrial sector, and promoting and maintaining access to the various forms of research funding available on an international, national and local level.
The activities are principally carried out on two levels:
- within the University: development of business culture (training and accompaniment to the set up of the enterprise also by way of financial support); management of intellectual property and promotion of research results (patents, transfer of know-how, assessment of objectives and results of the projects underway, education for the promotion of intellectual property)
- externally: direct collaboration with companies (contracts, collaboration projects and specific training offers); promotion and organisation of meetings and occasions for confrontation, both on university premises as well as within companies (thematic congresses, technological check-ups, scientific consultation on patent themes).
The "Ethics and Animal Experimentation" activity line, in collaboration with the competent University Committee, carries out systematic monitoring of the conditions of the animals used for experimentation and is occupied with ensuring the best living conditions of these, adopting the provisions foreseen by current laws. In addition, it promotes information initiatives regarding the protection of animals used in experimentation, through the organisation of courses, congresses and seminars, and provides legal consultation regarding this subject.
The Research Office is found at the ground floor of Palazzo Vitelli, Lungarno Pacinotti 43, 56126 Pisa.
For information please contact:
Responsible of research office
tel. +39 050/2212389
Barbara Di Domenico
tel. +39 050/2212362
tel. +39 050/2212211
tel. +39 050/2212511