The Research Office develops policies and administers programs to enhance faculty and student research and scholarly activity, and to assure institutional compliance with all mandated requirements related to research. The office assists in proposal development, identification of and negotiations with potential sources of support, and post-award management of research funds. The office manages intellectual property (patents and copyrights), institutional policies and research contractual matters.
The office coordinates all basic and applied research, clinical trials and biomedical technology programs, including the Institutes for Discovery. Programs that promote these activities include seminars and workshops, faculty research programs, collaborative and community outreach activities and a variety of programs to encourage students to enter careers in research.
The office also plays a leadership role in establishing and nurturing new research partnerships, technology transfer, and commercialization with industry and the private sector.