Bio


Sara Bible is responsible for research administration policy, and leads various research administration initiatives at Stanford. She also oversees research administration training and communications, and the compliance programs for conflicts of interest and export controls in the Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research. In addition, Sara is responsible for Dean of Research operations including finance, human resources, facilities, research administration and information technology for 18 interdisciplinary research institutes, four service centers and several compliance offices. In a previous role at Stanford, Sara was responsible for facilities & administration and fringe benefits rate development and negotiation, and university-wide oversite for service centers. Sara is a member of the Council on Governmental Relations Board of Directors and Chairs the Research and Regulatory Reform Committee. She also serves on the Federal Demonstration Partnership Executive Committee and is the University Chair for the Financial, Audit and Costing Policy Committee and co-Chair of the Administrative Costs Working Group.

Current Role at Stanford


Associate Vice Provost for Research

Education & Certifications


  • BS, San Francisco State University, Business Administration and Finance

Professional Affiliations and Activities


  • Chair, Board of Directors, Council on Governmental Relations (2017 - Present)
  • Chair, Research and Regulatory Reform Committee, Council on Governmental Relations (2015 - 2017)
  • Costing Committee member, Council on Governmental Relations (2013 - 2015)
  • University Chair, Financial, Audit, and Costing Policy Committee, Federal Demonstration Partnership (2014 - Present)
  • Co-Chair, Administrative Cost Working Group, Federal Demonstration Partnership (2011 - Present)
  • Executive Committee member, Federal Demonstration Partnership (2014 - Present)
  • Procurement Working Group, Federal Demonstration Partnership (2014 - Present)
  • Co-chair, Committee on Eliminating Regulations that Add No Value, Federal Demonstration Partnership (2002 - 2005)