Research Centers and Institutes that collaborate with Oregon State University researchers:

The university’s research centers and institutes bring together scientists from multiple fields of study for joint research projects clustered around the university’s three priority areas:

  1. Advancing the Science of Earth Ecosystems
  2. Improving Human Health and Wellness
  3. Promoting Innovation and Economic Prosperity

Advancing the Science of Earth Ecosystems

Oregon Climate Change Research Institute

The Oregon Climate Change Research Institute, created by the Oregon Legislature, is a network of researchers at Oregon Universities, as well as federal and state labs, to foster climate change research, serve as a clearinghouse for climate information and provide climate change information to the public.

Marine Mammal Institute

The Marine Mammal Institute is a one-of-a-kind, multi-disciplinary facility where researchers from around the world discover and preserve critical habitats of target species and study their interactions with the environment and human activities.

Sun Grant Western Regional Center

The Sun Grant Initiative is a national program established to create new solutions for America's needs and to revitalize rural communities by working with land-grant universities and their federal and state laboratory partners on research, education and extension programs.

Improving Human Health and Wellness

Center for Healthy Aging Research

The Center for Healthy Aging Research advances aging research and promotes healthy aging for older adults.

Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families

The Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families promotes the development and wellbeing of children, youth, and families by generating, translating, and sharing interdisciplinary, research-based knowledge.

Moore Family Center

The Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition and Preventive Health conducts multidisciplinary studies on nutrition, childhood obesity and related topics, and helps promote healthy eating throughout Oregon and beyond.

Oregon Wine Research Institute

OWRI is a collaboration between Oregon State University and the Oregon wine industry dedicated to strengthening and disseminating research efforts that support Oregon grapes and wine.

Center for Small Farms and Community Food Systems

The Center for Small Farms and Community Food Systems is an outgrowth of the OSU Extension Service Small Farms program. It expands the program's work with small farms production and marketing to provide a platform for collaboration across OSU and Oregon, which will help the Center support farmers and build strong local and regional food systems.

Promoting Innovation and Economic Prosperity    

Rural Studies Program

The Rural Studies Program is multidisciplinary and teaches classes, conducts research and provides extended education with faculty from many colleges at OSU.

Survey Research Center

The Survey Research Center (SRC), was established in 1973 to provide comprehensive professional services to research in all aspects of research surveys.