Administrative Units

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation supports research at the University of Oregon through multiple service units to help UO faculty, staff and students with all stages of the research process.

Industry, Innovation, and Translation

The Industry, Innovation, and Translation (IIT) team serves as the engine for transforming UO research and innovations into products and services to improve the world. We offer services to help staff create contracts and meet goals through agreements, manage intellectual property, meet compliance requirements, and connect with companies, organizations, or potential collaborators. We also connect companies with innovative researchers across campus to provide expertise with product development, consulting, testing, licensing, and other services.

Research Core Business Services

Research Core Business Services provides financial data and business support to research core facilities and research service centers. We provide expertise in financial reporting, invoicing, purchasing, and human resources.

Research Finance and Business Administration

Research Finance and Business Administration (RFBA) provides financial services and business support to the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI) and to the research administration teams in Research and Innovation Services. RFBA also provides financial oversight for the OVPRI for the research centers and institutes, research core facilities, central start-up, and research special programs.

Research Integrity

The Office for the Vice President for Research and Innovation provides services and support for a variety of integrity and compliance functions, both for researchers and for the campus more broadly. We continually work to promote a culture of integrity and compliance, enabling the UO community to be successful in their interactions with human subjects in research, animals in research, responsible conduct of research, and allegations of research misconduct.

Animal Welfare Services

Animal Welfare Services (AWS) provides staff and organizational support to the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) to ensure that vertebrate animal research at UO occurs in an efficient, compliant manner. We work with the University of Oregon research community to ensure the responsible and ethical conduct of research.

Conflicts of Interest, Conflicts of Commitment, and Export Controls

The Office of Conflicts of Interest, Conflicts of Commitment, and Export Controls helps identify and mitigate undue influence in research and scholarship. Transdisciplinary and international collaborations are vital to the development of world-class ideas, and these types of collaborations can sometimes create conflicts. Rather than avoid these conflicts, we support faculty as they navigate university, state, and federal regulatory environments so that UO research and scholarship is free from bias and foreign influence.

Research Compliance Services

Research Compliance Services supports and protects the interests of the university and the university research community, providing guidance, education and technical assistance in research compliance matters. We offer services to ensure the responsible and ethical conduct of research, including protecting human subjects, managing conflicts of interest, responsible conduct of research training, investigating allegations of research misconduct, and education in research ethics and compliance. 

Research Technology Services

Research Technology Services supports the staff of UO Research and Innovation Services units with application development, web site and web application hosting, workstation and classroom support, and other IT projects.  

Strategic Research Initiatives

Strategic Research Initiatives seeks to accelerate the growth of the University of Oregon’s research enterprise by increasing the submission and success of externally funded research activities, including major center and/or multi-project grants. Efforts to achieve this goal include facilitating team science collaborations, offering training and seed funding, providing comprehensive proposal development support, and elevating the reputation and prestige of our research enterprise through strategic communications.

Research Communications

Research Communications advances the university’s research enterprise through the promotion of research endeavors and innovation breakthroughs to both internal and external audiences.

Research Development Services

Research Development Services (RDS) provides comprehensive support and resources for faculty to help increase externally funded research activity.

Sponsored Projects Services

Sponsored Projects Services works with faculty principal investigators (PIs), department grant administrators (DGAs) and other members of the UO community. We provide support with proposal budget planning, preparation, and clearance—as well as institutional clearances and grant and contract administration.

Research Development Services

Research Development Services supports externally funded research activity at the university, helping researchers identify funding opportunities, and develop compelling, competitive proposals. We manage internal award programs funded by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation and serve as the central coordinator for external, limited submission competitions.

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program

The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program provides resources and services in support of faculty-mentored undergraduate research and creative scholarship.