OSU Research Office
Cynthia Sagers, Vice President for Research
Roy Haggerty, Associate Vice President for Research, 541-737-8390, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Peters, Interim Director, Office of Research Integrity, 541-737-0647, email@example.com
Patricia Hawk, Assistant Vice President, Office for Sponsored Research and Award Administration, 541-737-4933, firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Wall, Assistant Vice President for Research, Commercialization and Industry Partnerships, Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development and Oregon State University Advantage, 541-737-9058, email@example.com
Susan Emerson, Research Development Associate, 541-737-1755, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Research Office
Oregon’s State University is one of only two land, sea, space and sun grant institutions in the U.S., holds top tier research designation from the Carnegie Foundation, and is the state’s largest public research university. Oregon State research exceeded $308 million dollars in fiscal year 2015, with private sector funding totaling approximately $40 million.
The OSU Research Agenda, integrated with the university’s strategic plan, guides faculty inquiry in OSU’s three signature areas of distinction: Advancing the Science of Sustainable Earth Ecosystems; Improving Human Health and Wellness; and Promoting Economic Growth and Social Progress.
Headed by the vice president for research, the Research Office serves faculty involved in research, innovation, scholarship, and creativity in all OSU colleges and in a variety of multidisciplinary centers, institutes and programs. The office provides support to secure funding, comply with regulations, partner with industry, establish collaborations across the university and raise the profile of OSU.
The Research Office provides funding for faculty success. The General Research Fund is for projects not otherwise supported by organized or directed programs. Faculty Release Time provides funding for developing external grant proposals or furthering scholarly activities. Research Equipment Reserve Funds help acquire, repair, renovate, or improve equipment. The Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity Fund enable students to initiate scholarly relationships with faculty early in their academic careers.
The Oregon State University Advantage connects business with faculty expertise, student talent and world-class facilities to research solutions, bring ideas to market and launch companies. The OSU Advantage helps faculty take their research and projects into the marketplace where they can have real-world impacts, and provides opportunities to new sources of funding to carry on important and impactful work. Three aligned organizations offer this opportunity: Advantage Accelerator, Advantage Partnerships, and Advantage Impact.
Office of Research Integrity
The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) works with OSU faculty, staff, and students to help assure proper conduct of research in areas pertaining to the use of human subjects, and non-human vertebrate animals. The office also works with faculty and Academic Affairs to identify and appropriately manage issues that could be perceived to present financial conflicts of interest. The university’s Small Boat and Diving Safety programs are overseen by the office, as are issues related to technology export controls. The ORI’s purpose is to facilitate the research efforts of OSU faculty, staff and students by helping them to remain compliant with the many federal and state research regulations that assure the integrity of research, the safety of all, and the ethical treatment of human and animal subjects.
Office of Sponsored Research and Award Administration
The Office of Sponsored Research and Award Administration (OSRAA) has central responsibility for proposal submission for sponsored research, scholarship, instructional and other activities at Oregon State and contractual compliance as it relates to sponsored activities. OSRAA balances service to OSU faculty and staff, university administration, and the numerous organizations that sponsor Oregon State University activities. Functions include proposal review, monitoring institutional compliance with terms and conditions, official institutional signatory, policy and procedure development, training, compliance activities related to research administration, and general funding opportunity assistance.
Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development (OCCD)
The OCCD leads OSU’s industry-sponsored research efforts and the commercialization of OSU innovations by evaluating markets, developing an intellectual property protection strategy and executing research, confidentiality, materials transfer, licensing and other industry agreements. The OCCD is the bridge to commercial entities—from Oregon-based startups to large international companies, the OCCD facilitates OSU research to impact the world.
Office for Research Development (ORD)
The ORD provides leadership in strategic planning, implementation, coordination, and review of large research proposals across campus, and manages the University Limited Submission process. The primary responsibilities of the ORD are to identify and develop new external funding sources, increase funding support for the university, facilitate the development of research partnerships, research future grant opportunities, and provide education for faculty and administrators to encourage applications for grant funding.
Multidisciplinary Centers and Institutes
Addressing many of the world’s most pressing challenges requires collaborative efforts of scientists, engineers, social scientists, and humanists to attain long-lasting, high impact results. OSU fosters these dynamic transdisciplinary collaborations through a variety of centers, institutes and programs. With particular strengths in material sciences, ocean and earth sciences, enterprise innovation and economic development, health sciences, and natural resources, OSU investigators, representing virtually every college on campus, team to conduct cutting-edge research, provide undergraduate and graduate education, and proactively engage communities throughout Oregon and the world in helping them address their greatest needs.
The following centers and institutes are administered by the OSU Research Office.
- Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing
- Center for Latin@ Studies and Engagement (CL@SE)
- Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning
- Center for the Humanities
- Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies (CIMRS)
- Environmental Health Sciences Center
- Hatfield Marine Science Center
- Institute for Natural Resources (INR)
- Institute for Water and Watersheds (IWW)
- Laboratory Animal Resources Center (LARC)
- Linus Pauling Institute
- Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC)
- Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium
- Oregon Sea Grant
- Radiation Center
- Superfund Research Center