Meet the support units for research


Equipment and Centers Management Office

The unit coordinates the acquisition of major scientific equipment at EPFL, manages financial aspects of large research projects and oversees the management of technological platforms and of transdisciplinary and inter-instituional entitites.


EPFL Library offers expertise, services and training to support you throughout your research project and beyond. A liaison librarian specialized in your filed of research is at your disposal for a tailored support.

Research Commission

The Research Commission is an official body of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) with well-defined SNSF-related duties. It acts as an advisory board to the EPFL direction for matters related to research.


Research Office

The unit mainly supports EPFL research community in administative tasks linked to research projects. It also coordinates large projects and ensure ethical clearance for research projects.

Technology Transfer Office

The unit manages, protects and licenses EPFL's IP. It accelerates tech transfer and develops innovation culture through its enable program. It also negotiates and approves research contracts with industrial partners.