- To support researchers in growing and diversifying research funding
- To increase competitiveness of investigators for extramural research support
- To develop and implement research policy to protect and enhance resources in coordination with UPR Vice-Presidency for Research & Technology
- To optimize administrative support for research having efficient and accountable administration
- Promote a research culture and environment within the MSC
- The UPR MSC Research Deanship should be a catalyst and provide strategic support to the research enterprise by leveraging human capital and infrastructure for the creation and transmission of knowledge.