The Office of the Vice President for Research & 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.
Animal Welfare Services 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.
Innovation Partnership Services works with the public, industry, and fellow members of the university community to foster partnerships that allow researchers and innovators to realize a greater impact in 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 industry-facing 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 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 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.
Research Finance and Business Administration (RFBA) provides financial services and business support to 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 to research special programs.
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.
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.
The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program provides resources and services in support of faculty-mentored undergraduate research and creative scholarship.